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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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Mother: Giuseppe, Giuseppe. Do you think I kept you in school all these years for this piece of paper? Do you think it didn't break my heart to see you, a grown man, among school boys? But at least I knew where you were, a place to go every day where the Sisters could look after you. Now - what will I do with you? What will you do with yourself?
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Theologically profoundly significant
16 March 1999 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Most 'saints' receive the title from other men. This movie skillfully presents the convincing evidence that St Joseph of Cuppertino received the title directly from its source. The moral of the story is not dependent on its Christian setting. The most important movie I have seen so far.


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