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REFLECTION 12: Saint Joseph

I listed the house February 6th, and still in April, the house had not sold. I had really thought it would have been sold by now. So desperate times, call for desperate measures so to speak.

My folks, brother and I buried the statue of St. Joseph, in hopes that it will help sell the house.

Here is what was included with the statue:

“The tradition of burying a statue of St Joseph finds it’s roots in the ancient Catholic custom of burying blessed medals in the ground, invoking God’s blessing on the area. It is not the medal, but the blessing, which brings God’s power. In the 18th Century Europe, communities of nuns would ask Saint Joseph’s help to find land for their convents. They would bury a medal of Saint Joseph and ask for his blessing. As the testimonies of God’s favor through Saint Joseph spread, the custom changed from burying medals to burying statues.

Today homeowners of all denominations ask for Saint Joseph’s help in selling and buying their homes. There are many documented cases of his powerful intercession. Just as Mary and Jesus looked to Joseph for provision, strength, and guidance in his role as husband and father, so we encourage you to look to Saint Joseph for help in the sale of your property and home.”

There are some rules/guidelines for burying Saint Joseph that we followed when we decided to bury Saint Joseph by the For Sale sign in the front yard.

1) Ask Saint Joseph to intercede for you before the Lord for your requests, including the selling of your home.
2) Bury or place Saint Joseph’s statue on the property.
3) Bury the statue upside down with the feet pointing heavenwards. Some face it toward the home; others face it away, towards the new home. The location varies also: near the “For Sale” sign; in the back yard; in one corner; in a flower pot (favored by condo owners).
4) When your house sells, make sure to bring the statue with you to your new home and place it in a place of honor as a reminder to thank God.

“Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us. Saint Joseph, Patron of a Happy Home and Safeguard of Families, pray for us.”

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