Thursday, July 19, 2007

Have you ever done this...?

Have you ever buried a statue of St. Joseph in your yard when trying to sell a house? Or have you heard of anyone doing it, and it working?

Here's the history:

Most commonly, a statue of St. Joseph is placed inside a protective cloth and buried upside-down in the front yard. People differ as to whether the statue should be upside-down or right side-up, and whether the yard should be the front yard or back yard, but worrying about such things is unnecessary.

Then a prayer to St. Joseph is said. One popular version of a prayer for this purpose is:

Oh, St. Joseph, guardian of household needs, we know you don't like to be upside down in the ground, but the sooner escrow closes the sooner we will dig you up and put you in a place of honor in our new home. Please bring us an acceptable offer (or any offer!) and help sustain our faith in the real estate market.

When the house is sold, God and St. Joseph are thanked, the statue is dug up and given a place of honor in your new house, and you tell others about the powers of St. Joseph's intercession.

2 Comments:

Blogger Tree said...

I've never heard of this. Are you doing this ritual?

8:52 AM  
Blogger Jeff in MD said...

Not to jinx anything, but some very interesting things have been happening since this post!

8:54 PM  

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