St. Joseph of Cupertino Prayer & Novena

St. Joseph of Cupertino prayer & novena is believed to be very helpful for students during exams.

St. Joseph (Giuseppe Desa in Italian) was born to Felice Desa and Frencesca Panara in the village of Cupertino, Region of Apulia, Kingdom of Naples on 17 June 1603.

As a child St. Joseph experienced apparitions that continued throughout his life. Being born into a Christian family, St. Joseph was drawn into religious life at a very early age this made him apply at the Conventual Franciscan friars but was rejected due to his lack of education.

He later applied to the Capuchin friars in Martino and was appointed as a lay brother, later as a deacon, and ordained as a priest in his early 20s.

His visions grew stronger as he became closer to God and St. Joseph spent most of his days lost in wonder and ecstatic prayer which made him fly towards the altar or over it, sometimes it would happen even outside the Church but this was soon mistaken as witchcraft by some friars which later led to his confinement and complete seclusion which he remained the same for the rest of his life for almost 25 years.

He died on September 18, 1663, when he was sixty years of age. His wonderful gift of seeing God and his visions was seen as an oddity and burden but his deep love for Christ led him to immense holiness which was given through humility, voluntary mortification, and obedience.

His devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary promoted him among all classes of people as he chose a wonderful path to a deeper Christian life towards Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph of Cupertino was beatified in 1753 and canonized on July 16, 1767, and Pope Benedict declared September 18 as the feast day of St. Joseph of Cupertino. The Church of St. Francis in Osimo holds the remains of St Joseph. The miracles worked through his intercession continue to multiply to those who pray to him in faith.

Facts about St. Joseph of Cupertino Prayer & Novena

Novena Starts: September 9th
Feast Day: September 18th
Birth: 17 June 1603
Death: 18 September 1663

Significance Of St. Joseph Prayer

St. Joseph of Cupertino is honored in the Catholic Church as a mystic and saint and is the patron saint of aviation, astronauts, mental handicaps, test-taking, and students. St Joseph of Cupertino is known as “The saint of Flyers” because of the mystical levitations he attained and mostly towards the Eucharist and Our Lady of Christ.

He is recognized as the “Patron of those undergoing examinations” and also as the “Patron of air travelers”. St. Joseph of Cupertino was blessed with miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions throughout his religious life.

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St. Joseph of Cupertino Prayer & Novena

St. Joseph of Cupertino Prayer & Novena
St. Joseph of Cupertino Prayer & Novena

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, help me especially in the decisive moments of this examination, protect me from forgetfulness and disturbing anxiety which often debilitates me. You struggled with forgetfulness and anxiety. I implore you to pray for me that I may receive the grace to calmly and thoughtfully take this examination and for these my intentions


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O holy St. Joseph of Cupertino, you put your intellectual shortcomings in the hands of God. In doing so, you were able to pass your exams and become a priest against all odds. I pray for all those struggling with exams. May they try their best and put the rest into the hands of God with the knowledge that anything is possible with God. I pray especially for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you suffered greatly because you had difficulty learning. I pray, though your intercession, for all those who have mental disabilities and those who struggle at school. May they take comfort in your story and your faith in God. I also pray for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O holy St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were born into poverty and a very difficult family situation. You were raised in a loveless family that thought very little of you. I pray for everyone who has experienced such a loveless family life. May I learn to see the value that every individual has in God’s eyes. I pray especially for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were an unwanted child because your father died before you were born. Even your own mother thought you were worthless. I pray, through your intercession, for all unwanted children. May they come to know they were born because of God’s love for them. I pray especially for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O holy St. Joseph of Cupertino, you struggled to control your anger and frustrations as a child. I pray for all those who struggle to control and express their emotions and for those who have a bad temper. Help them to overcome their sins of anger. I pray especially for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, your gift of levitation during prayer made you the patron of air travelers, pilots and astronauts alike. I pray that all travelers may reach their destinations safely. I pray especially for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O holy St. Joseph of Cupertino, any mention of anything holy would often cause you to levitate in ecstasy and love of God. Help me to be holy like you! I implore that you show me how to grow in the understanding of God and the saints that you had. I pray also for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Joseph of Cupertino Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, when you levitated during prayer, you were only able to come back down to the ground when you were ordered to do so by your superior. Help me, that I may grow in love and obedience to the Church and her teachings. I pray also for


<<insert your prayer request here>>

Amen.

O humble St. Joseph of Cupertino, you were favored by God in overcoming the difficulties and worries of studies and examinations. Intercede for me to the Holy Spirit that my mind and memory may be strengthened in the pursuit of God’s wisdom. Help me to offer God my very best work and help me to grow in knowledge and humility. Everything that I try to learn in life will be offered in service to God.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for me.

Our Lady of Good Studies, Pray for me.

Holy Spirit, Enlighten me!

Amen.

Recite
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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