Dominus Illuminatio Mea

"...the gaze of the Church is constantly turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament of the Altar, in which she discovers the FULL manifestantion of His boundless love." Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Saturday, September 18, 2004

St. Joseph of Cupertino! How could I have forgotten that today was his feast?? Thanks for the reminder, Rob!. St. Joseph of Cupertino is known for his supernatural gift of leviatation, but I like because he was so simple. He was limited intellectually, and was dismissed from the Capuchin Franciscans for his awkwardness, but by God's grace, eventually became a Conventual Franciscan priest. I had not heard of this little Franciscan until watching the move The Reluctant Saint. I'm not sure how factual it is, but Joseph's mother, a brusque Italian, never fails to make me laugh. Upon his dismissal from the Capuchin Franciscans...

Mother: Giuseppe, Giuseppe, why did they send you away? Why?
Joseph: I...I..broke a statue, was two HUNDRED years old!
Mother: Two hundred? Two HUNDRED?? pah, old piece of junk.