What a lot of people don't know much about is his life before the priesthood. When he was a teenager, he was a nuisance to his mom because apparently (cue: apparently kid from Ellen) he was super clumsy and just not very intelligent. He couldn't keep a job or contribute very much to the household. When he started praying and encountered Jesus, a lot of that changed. He became very gentle and humble.... but he still wasn't very bright. Whenever he would have exams while he was studying to become a priest, he would pray that God would help him. As a result, in his exams, he was only ever asked questions which he knew the answer to. For this reason, he's one of the patrons of students, and I'm putting all my eggs in his basket tonight!!
Here's a cool novena, which I just found out about today, hence why I prayed it in the span of about 20 minutes instead of the usual 9 days... Heaven is outside of time, so it still counts, right? If you would be so kind as to pray it for me, that would be awesome of you.
O Saint Joseph of Cupertino,
who by your prayer, obtained from God the blessing to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew:
Grant that we may, like you, succeed in the exams we take.
In return, we promise to make you known and to encourage others
to pray to you for their scholastic needs as well.
Saint Joseph of Cupertino, pray for us.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of students, pray for us.
O Holy Spirit, enlighten us.
Our Lady of Good Studies, pray for us.
Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of Divine Wisdom, enlighten us.
This one is for you, St. Joey C.
Signing out- Brittany with no letters behind her name yet Anderson