Sunday, September 22, 2019

St John Joseph of the Cross – Feast Day: March 5 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St John Joseph of the Cross

St John Joseph of the Cross is the Patron Saint of Ischia, Italy

St John Joseph of the Cross Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints

St John Joseph of the Cross brief life History

Date of Birth 15 August 1654
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Italian priest and a professed member from the Order of Friars Minor
Place of Work Ischia, Italy
Date of Death 5 March 1734
Place of Death Ischia, Italy
Feast Day 5 March
Beatification By Pope Pius VI on 24 May 1789 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Papal States
Canonization By Pope Gregory XVI on 26 May 1839 at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Papal States
Patron Saint of Ischia, Italy

St John Joseph of the Cross Short life History

Saint John Joseph of the Cross is also known as
• Carolo Gaetano Calosinto
• Giovan Giuseppe Della Croce
• Giovanni Giuseppe Calosinto of the Cross
• John Joseph Calosinto

St John Joseph of the Cross Biography

St John Joseph of the Cross joined Franciscans at the age of 16. He practiced Asceticism which simply means practicing a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from sensual pleasures, often for the purpose of pursuing spiritual goals.

St John Joseph of the Cross was the first Italian to follow the reform movement of St Peter Alcantara who ought to make the order more devoted to atonement and austerity.

St John had an outstanding reputation for holiness that his seniors put him in charge of establishing a new friary before he was installed. St John joined the work crew, serving as a hod carrier, then a mason. Beginner master a guardian, and provincial of the Order.

When his term as a provincial ceased, he committed himself to hear confessions and practicing mortification. Two concerns were contrary to the spirit of the dawning Age of Enlightenment.

St John had the gifts of prophecy and healing and would swoon into ecstasies; known to levitate and bi-locate.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

He desired those he restored their health, to take some certain medicine that the cure might be attributed to a mere natural source. With regard to his own prophecies which were numerous, John affected to judge from analogies and experiences.

Saint John Joseph of the Cross

St John Joseph of the Cross Death

St John also had numerous gifts in the supernatural order such as the ones of prophecy and miracles. John, finally consumed by labors for God’s glory was called to his reward. Hit with apoplexy, he died an Octogenarian in his nunnery at Naples on March 5, 1734. St John feast day is March 5th.

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