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Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino for Success in the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination

Barely nine days into the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination, this blogger thinks we should give the examinees every bit of help we can extend. Considering the number of practicing Roman Catholics in the Philippines, well-wishers and candidates alike are probably searching the internet for prayers for success in the aforementioned nursing licensure examinations.

According to EWTN.com, the largest religious media network in the world, the patron saint for weak students and examinees is St. Joseph of Cupertino. Born in 1603, Joseph of Cupertino was called The Dunce for he was the dullest person in their village. He was so dumb and absent-minded that nobody wanted him. When he was 17, knowing he was incapable of learning anything, Joseph of Cupertino decided to become a begging friar. He was a failure at the Franciscan monastery he applied with as he was deemed unsuitable, the nitwit that he was. With the help of his mother, Joseph gained readmission at the monastery not as a brother but as a servant.

As a servant, Joseph attended to the Franciscans wholeheartedly and his devotion and kindness made them reconsider their previous decision. Despite trying hard in his studies, Joseph only learned one thing, St. Luke's "Beater venter qui te portavit", the only text in the Bible he can expound on eloquently. To be conferred the diaconate, he had to pass an examination in the presence of the bishop. During the examination day, the bishop opened the Bible and asked Joseph to discourse on "Beater venter qui te portavit." Joseph began and to everyone's surprise, he had so much to say. He was also ordained into priesthood this way. He was so lucky to be asked only the things he knew and was never asked those he did not know of.

Hence, it is only fitting that St. Joseph of Cupertino be the Patron Saint of Examinees. And as our gift to our beloved candidates, here is the prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino:

O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew.

Grant that I may like you succeed in the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination

In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me

O Holy Ghost enlighten me

Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.

Candidates may want to offer this prayer before the exam so that the only questions that will be asked are on topics they know by heart. It is also this blogger's fervent hope that they will be enlightened as St. Joseph of Cupertino was during his time.


14 comments:

  1. -feb said...
     

    i was overwhelmed on how this website helps a lot of aspiring nurses not just through knowledge but also through prayers. im sure there's more blessings that will be showered upon you. Godbless.

  2. maria said...
     

    I will be taking my exam later this year, when I read this prayer, my tears fell endlessly because it touches my heart. More blessings for everyone who puts their heart and prayers while studying.

  3. hearty1929 said...
     

    thanks for this prayer i really feel calm...now im in the net cafe,, i copied the prayer into my cellphone and forwarded to my friends who also take local board exam to june 2008..
    to my friends and and co-examinies may God showered us blessing and enlightened our mind while taking the exam...God Bless us all

  4. Eds said...
     

    Thanks to Ward Class, I recently passed the June 2008 NLE. Your website has been a great help to me and I have read about St. Joseph of Cupertino here. He was my inspiration and I prayed to him before my exams. Thanks so much. God Bless and Good Luck to all new nurses.

  5. Johny said...
     

    O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination eg. History paper I ) examination.
    In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
    O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me
    O Holy Ghost enlighten me
    Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me
    Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank St. Joseph of Cupertino for his intercession. Last month (Aug 2008) my husband passed in a very important German language exam through his intercession. The chances for him to pass was very low and nevertheless he succeeded. I was continuously praying to St. Joseph of Cupertino while he was taking his exam. He not only was one of the very few who passed but also scored good marks. Thank you very much.

    I would also like to thank your parish for your efforts and good will in promoting this holy saint. Keep it up ! With love & prayers, Merina, Germany

  6. CyNurse said...
     

    I am glad you guys found enlightenment and were inspired by St. Joseph of Cupertino.

    Please continue to spread the good word.

    :)

  7. pinktoe said...
     

    wow..thanks for this!..may jesus be with us all..st. joseph of cupertino pray for us!!
    hakuna matata rn's!

  8. adeluntalan said...
     

    God will bless us allluv you God

  9. menurse said...
     

    I prayed to St. Joseph of Cupertino and I passed my NCLEX.

    THANK YOU ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO

  10. CyNurse said...
     

    @pinktoe- I hope you did well in the exams.

    @adeluntalan- I'm sure your prayers will be heard.

    @menurse- Congratulations!

  11. mizzr2 said...
     

    ST. Joseph's story was so touching and beautiful.
    I will pray this on my incoming board exam 2009.
    God Bless you all +

  12. luke-recca said...
     

    yup nurses are effective when they work as a team........tnx for the blogs

  13. luke-recca said...
     

    absolutely.... perfect advices for nurse aspiring to be an r.n as the saying goes nurses are effectively functioning if they work as a team tnxxxx..... for blogs

  14. rosemarie, R.N. said...
     

    St. Joseph of Cupertino..thank you for helping me to pass the November 2009 Nursing Board Examination...your experience serves as an inspiration for me to continue believing to my capabilities and most especially to strengthen my faith to LORD...MARAMING SALAMAT PO!

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