Paint and Color St. Joseph of Cupertino Themed Wooden Coloring Board | 9” x 12”
A fun and easy way to make a work of art. With a line drawing printed onto wooden board as the jumpstart, all you need to bring is your natural sense of creativity. No need to buy a frame, this 9x12" sturdy wooden board can be hung or stood on a shelf when completed. I call it the next generation of coloring pages.
St. Joseph was born in 1603 in Naples. After spending his childhood and adolescence in simplicity and innocence, he joined the Franciscan Friars. After his ordination, he gave himself up entirely to a life of devotion to the Lord. It is said that his mother often considered him a nuisance and treated him harshly. Joseph was reported to be slow to learn and absent-minded. He asked to become a Franciscan, but they initially would not accept him. Finally he did join the Capuchins.
About this time, Joseph began to change. He grew in humility and gentleness, fruits of the Holy Spirit at work in a person. He became more careful and successful at his work. He also began to pray more do more voluntary acts of penance. Finally, he was able to enter the Franciscan order and, eventually, study for the priesthood. Although he was a good and holy friar, he had a very hard time with studies. Eventually he passed his exams and became a priest.
After this, the Holy Spirit began to work many amazing miracles through St. Joseph. Over seventy times, people say they saw him rise from the ground while offering mass or praying. Often he went into ecstasy and would be caught up in talking with God. He fell so deeply in love with God that everything he saw only drew him into a deeper union. The life of this saint was marked by ecstasies and levitations. The mere mention of God or a spiritual matter was enough to take him out of his senses. Once as Christmas carols were being sung, he soared to the high altar and knelt in the air, in ecstatic prayer.