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The Life Of The Mystic And Levitating Priest, St. Joseph Of Cupertino, O.F.M. 

The Life Of The Mystic And Levitating Priest, St. Joseph Of Cupertino, O.F.M. 

(June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663) 

St. Joseph Cupertino was an Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint. He was said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping.

Life 

 Joseph of Cupertino, O.F.M. (Italian: Giuseppe da Copertino) was born Giuseppe Maria Desa, into the family of Felice Desa and Francesca Panara in the village of Cupertino, then in the Province of Apulia, in the Kingdom of Naples, now in the Italian Province of Lecce. 

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