Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Flying

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Flying?
  • Why is Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Joseph of Cupertino
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying
  • How Patron Saint of Flying is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of Flying

Who is the Patron Saint of Flying?
Who is the Patron Saint of Flying? The name of the Patron Saint of Flying is Saint Joseph of Cupertino. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Joseph of Cupertino:

  • Saint Joseph of Cupertino
  • The Patron Saint of Flying
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: September 18
  • Date of Death of Saint Joseph of Cupertino: September 18, 1663
  • Cause of Death: Fever

Prayers to Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying?
Why is Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying? Because on October 4, 1630, the town of Cupertino held a procession on the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. Joseph was helping in the procession when he suddenly flew into the sky, where he remained hovering over the crowd. This was the first of many flights hence his nickname "The Flying Saint.".

How Patron Saint of Flying is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying is represented in Christian Art in a monk's habit flying towards a crucifix.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Flying
The Feast Day of Saint Joseph of Cupertino the Patron Saint of Flying is September 18. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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