The Memorial of Saint John Joseph of the Cross
Saint John Joseph of the Cross is the Patron Saint of Ischia, Italy
Saint 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
Saint 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|
Saint 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
He joined Franciscans at age 16. He was thoroughly Ascetic. He was the first Italian to follow the reform movement of Saint Peter Alcantara who sought to make the Order more devoted to penance and austerity.
John had such a reputation for holiness that his superiors put him in charge of establishing a new friary before he was ordained. He joined the work crew, serving as a hod carrier, then a mason. Novice master, guardian, and provincial of the Order.
When his term as provincial expired, he dedicated himself to hearing confessions and practising mortification, two concerns contrary to the spirit of the dawning Age of Enlightenment. Had the gifts of prophecy and healing, and would swoon into ecstasies; known to levitate and bilocate.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
He desired those whom he restored to health to take some certain medicine that the cure might be attributed to a mere natural source and with regard to his own prophecies – which were numerous – he affected to judge from analogies and experiences.