Item #: 8057SS-24S
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St Joseph of Cupertino with raised letters in Sterling Silver. Image of Airplane on back. Gift Boxed with a 24 inch Chain.

 

Joseph Cupertino was born in Cupertino, Italy to a harsh and bitter mother and a father that was unproductive in providing for his family - he was an unwanted child, a burden to his family. Joseph failed in many ways even in basic work skills and was basically an outcast - unwanted by society because he was incapable to doing much.

 

After several attempts to enter the religious life, he was accepted by the Conventual Franciscans at Grattela, where he received ordination in 1628. He demonstrated many gifts one of them including the ability to fly through the air. Because of the enmity of his fellow monks, in 1639, Joseph was sent to Assisi and in 1653, the Inquisition sent him to a friary and then to another house at Pieterossa. His ability to levitate among other gifts, Popularity and fame attached to his levitation and other gifts. Joseph was also confined to a house in Fossombrofle until 1657. He died at Osimo and was canonized in 1767. His cult is now confined to local calendars - A Franciscan mystic and the patron saint of pilots and air passengers.

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