Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Praying your way through exams. . .

When all else fails you can always take the approach of St. John of Cupertino who apparently struggled through seminary because he was not a very good academic student and had a hard time studying. So, before he wrote exams he would just focus on studying a portion of the material covered in the courses and pray that the exam questions would all pertain to what he had studied. Apparently it worked for him. He's definitely a well known saint among Catholic students preparing for exams.

O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

Through Christ our Lord.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us.