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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Feast Day 18 September.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Joseph of Cupertino.
Feast Day 18 September.


White Vestments.

English: Saint Joseph of Cupertino is lifted in flight at the sight of The Basilica of Loreto,
Italiano: S. Giuseppe da Copertino si eleva in volo alla vista della Basilica di Loreto.
Artist: Ludovico Mazzanti (1686-1775).
Date: 18th-Century.
Current location: Church of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Osimo, Italy.
(Wikimedia Commons)

A humble son of Saint Francis, whose Stigmata we Commemorated yesterday, Saint Joseph also glorifies The Cross of Jesus, which The Liturgy exalted, recently, on 14 September (The Exaltation of The Holy Cross).

Like the Seraphic Patriarch, he strove to remain attached to The Cross by absolute Poverty, heroic Obedience, and Virginal Purity.

Such was his spirit of sacrifice and Prayer, that he accepted with Holy Patience and great serenity to be misunderstood and calumniated (Offertory). Wherefore, God, Who exalts the humble, caused him to pass from the rank of Brother to that of Clerk and to be made a Priest.

He wrought such Miracles that he implored Heaven to withdraw from him the remarkable powers with which he was endowed. He died a Holy Death at Osimo, Italy, in 1663.

Mass: Diléctio Dei.
Gospel: Loquebátur Jesus.

This Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Joseph of Cupertino, O.F.M. Conv. (Italian: Giuseppe da Copertino) (17 June 1603 – 18 September 1663) was an Italian Conventual Franciscan Friar who is honoured as a Christian Mystic and Saint. He was said to be prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping.

English: The Nave of the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari,
Venice, Italy. Altarpiece:The Miracle of Saint Joseph of Cupertino.
Français: La partie droite de la nef de la Basilique Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
Tableau du retable : Le miracle de Joseph de Cupertinopar Giuseppe Nogari.
Italiano: Il lato destro della navata della Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
Pala d'altare : Il miracolo di Giuseppe da Copertino daGiuseppe Nogari.
Artist: Giuseppe Nogari.
Giuseppe Nogari (1699–1766).
Photo: 30 May 2016.
Source: Own work.Author: Didier Descouens.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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