Daily Martyrology for September 18

In 1603, at Osimo, St. Joseph of Cupertino. He came from a poor family and had a very deprived childhood. He had a short attention span and a hot temper. He was nonetheless devout, and at seventeen joined the Capuchins. He was dismissed soon after that. He worked as a servant for a Conventual Franciscan community, joined them, and was ordained. He lived austerely in service to his order, but was visited with many supernatural phenomena. These brought him to the attention of the Inquisition, which treated him severely. He was canonized in 1767.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.