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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 ... See full summary »

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Giulio Bosetti ...
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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 Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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2 November 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Bishop: Brother Giuseppe! I knew you'd be here someday.
Giuseppe: [overjoyed that the Bishop remembers him] Your Excellency.
Bishop: How are the lambs?
Giuseppe: Oh, they are sheep now, your Excellency.
Bishop: Oh yes, of course. Has it been that long? And the studies - they've been hard, eh?
Giuseppe: [sighs and nods] But mostly I miss the stables. That's where I really belong, I shouldn't be here.
Bishop: Let me be the judge of that, Giuseppe. There will be many lost sheep to care for.
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A fine movie
14 October 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

An excellent movie that I deeply appreciated. I give this high marks for its respectful representation of the life of a simple saint. At times, the movie is certainly dated, but the humor and truth of it remains. I recommend this movie with some disclaimers; its not terribly exciting or romantic; its just a good, clear biography of a saint.


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