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Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino. Written by
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Brother Giuseppe! I knew you'd be here someday.
[overjoyed that the Bishop remembers him]
How are the lambs?
Oh, they are sheep now, your Excellency.
Oh yes, of course. Has it been that long? And the studies - they've been hard, eh?
[sighs and nods]
But mostly I miss the stables. That's where I really belong, I shouldn't be here.
Let me be the judge of that, Giuseppe. There will be many lost sheep to care for.
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Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a patron saint of pilots.
This film is a warm and loyal portrayal of the life of St. Joseph (Giuseppe) of Cupertino. Giuseppe is portrayed as a simple and humble Franciscan brother. In one scene, the bishop who is sent to investigate the reports of Brother Giuseppe's mystical experiences, is charmed by their mutual love of working with the pigs in the barn. This portrayal communicates the sincerity, simplicity and holiness of a saint who does not think of himself as a saint. St. Joseph of Cupertino was one of those individuals who can be characterized as a natural "mystic." He was canonized (declared a Saint of the Church) for his virtue and holiness of life, and was made a patron saint of air pilots, probably because it is said that he would levitate from the ground during prayer. The movie is entertaining on all counts. You will leave this film feeling better about God and the human race.
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