September 18 – Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Beloved Father, Saint Joseph of Cupertino endured much rejection in his life—his mother disapproved of him and the religious orders he tried to join refused him—but rather than succumbing to self-pity, he turned to You for acceptance.  He became a priest who worked miracles and conversed intimately with You in ecstasies.  I ask him to pray for the people I know who have low self-esteem.  Teach us, O Lord, to stop putting ourselves down, and show us how to turn rejections into greater experiences of Your love.  Help us to have more confidence in ourselves from knowing that You live within our hearts.  Saint Joseph, pray for us.  Amen.

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