Maximilian Schell stars as "the flying friar", St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph's peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott (Ricardo Montalban) to accept her son into the monastery. With the support of the kindly local Bishop who sees in him a great deal more than others, and by a series of miraculous incidents, the simple but pious Joseph is ordained a priest. Yet some are convinced that it is the devil, not God, who is responsible for Joseph's miraculous powers - until a final miracle reveals to all his true sanctity. For all ages. Black & White; 104 minutes. In English with optional subtitles.
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Review 1 for The Reluctant Saint: The Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino
Inspiring and humorous
Date:October 5, 2011
Location:New Brunswick, Canada
I really enjoyed this movie. I never knew about this saint until I watched this video. I love stories of the saints and this one is amusing and inspiring. I would recommend this video to anyone who loves to learn about the great saints in God's kingdom.
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Review 2 for The Reluctant Saint: The Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino
Love and devotion!
Date:January 19, 2011
That is what St. Joseph Cupertino had for Jesus in the mass, and for Blessed Mother, and this film is a moving, and well done depiction of this holy man's life. Buy this film with confidence, and be prepared to get inspired! ~Christopher