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The Reluctant Saint (1962)

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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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Brother Orlando: Recite the 14th chapter of the first epistle to the Corinthians.
Giuseppe: What man of you, having a thousand sheep, and losing one of them...
Brother Orlando: No, look again! I said Corinthians! There is more to scripture than the gospel of Saint Luke!
Giuseppe: But I like Saint Luke.
Brother Orlando: That's beside the point. You've got to know the entire bible. Now, the 14th chapter of the first epistle to the Corinthians...
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DIVINITY REVEALED BY HUMANITY
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Brother José's life, as its shown in this movie, manifest that doing simple acts, however profound, we reach the real meaning of our existence. Dmitryk uses the marvelous to teach us how to live as a true human being.


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