New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Joseph of Cupertino

detail of the painting 'S. Giuseppe da Copertino si eleva in volo alla vista della Basilica di Loreto'; 18th century by Ludovico Mazzanti; Church of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Osimo, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, mystic, born Cupertino, Italy, 1603; died Osimo, Italy, 1663. Of lowly origin and no education, he was apprenticed in his youth to a shoemaker. In 1620 he became a lay brother in the Capuchin monastery near Tarento; was later admitted as an oblate at the Franciscan convent near Cupertino, and was ordained priest, 1628. Throughout his life he was favored with heavenly visions, and practised the most austere mortifications. Many miracles were effected through him. Canonized, 1767. Buried in the chapel of the Conception, Osimo. Feast, Roman Calendar, 18 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joseph of Cupertino”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. <>