Maximillian Schell stars as St Joseph of Cupertino in this heartwarming and inspiring story of the humble Franciscan monk who literally rose to sainthood. In his impoverished community of 17th century Cupertino, a peasant boy named Giuseppe (Schell) finds himself in hot water most of the time. His mother, thinking she can improve him, takes him to her brother, a priest (Ricardo Montalban) who reluctantly accepts the boy into the monastery.
One adventure after another has Giuseppe almost thrown out, but he is saved through the intervention of the local Bishop who sees in the boy a great deal more than anyone else. After a series of remarkable incidents, Giuseppe becomes a priest. Miraculous things begin to happen to him, especially as he is saying his first Mass. A film and a saint for all ages.