One Minute Mediations
St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663)  Feast Day September 18th

St. Joseph was not considered too bright.  He knew a great deal of suffering because of this. But his love for God, his love for the Blessed Mother and for holy things was extraordinary. This love was so great that it would often send him into an ecstasy that caused levitation.  And it is said that, in spite of all  his efforts, he could only manage to memorize a small portion of the Scripture he was required to know. But God has a way of doing things and this was the exact passage he was examined on.  He became a most holy priest of God.  St. Joseph is a patron for those taking examinations and also for pilots because of his levitations.
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Prayers to St. Joseph of Cupertino for Success in Examinations

First Prayer
O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favor in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked. Through Christ our Lord.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us. Amen.

Second Prayer
O  St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew, grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of examination eg. History) examination. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

O  St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me; O Holy Ghost enlighten me; Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me; Sacred Head of Jesus the  Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.  Amen


Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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