St. Joseph of Cupertino
About Saint Joseph of Cupertino
Saint Joseph of Cupertino was born on June 17, 1603 in Cupertino, Naples. He died on September 18, 1663. Saint Joseph of Cupertino was not very bright and he experienced visions and levitation that left him stunned. He was canonized a saint by Pope Clement XIII in 1767.
Joseph of Cupertino Patron Saint
Saint Joseph of Cupertino was named the patron saint of various causes. Because of his slow mental abilities and his miraculous levitations, he is the patron saint of:
Many Catholics who have friends or relatives who are traveling by plane or know students who have trouble in school give a Saint Joseph of Cupertino medal to them for protection and help.
People who have Saint Joseph of Cupertino as a patron wear a Saint Joseph of Cupertino pendant or a Saint Joseph of Cupertino charm and recite the following prayer. They ask for the intercession of Saint Joseph of Cupertino to help them with their studies.
Prayers to Saint Joseph of Cupertino before an Examination
I. Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked. Through Christ our Lord
St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us. Amen.
II. O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination) examination.
In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me
O Holy Ghost enlighten me
Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me
Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.