Saint Joseph the Home seller
St. Joseph is the patron saint of a Happy Home, Protector of Families, Protector of Children. His feast day is March 19th.
Joseph, a carpenter from Nazareth, was the husband of Mary, and the foster father of Jesus. He first made a home for Mary in Nazareth; then he moved his pregnant wife to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. An angel warned Joseph in a dream one night to take Mary and the Child and flee to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod, who wanted to kill the Baby. After Herod's death, Joseph again was told in a dream to return to Nazareth.
As you can see, Saint Joseph was no stranger to moving, selling homes, and finding new ones! Devotion to Saint Joseph, strong in the Church for almost two thousand years, has spread throughout the world. The tradition of burying a statue of Saint Joseph finds its 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 provisions, 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.
How to invoke the glory of Saint Joseph to sell your home;
1. Ask Saint Joseph to intercede for you before the Lord for your requests, including the selling of your home.
2. Bury the Saint Joseph Statue on your property
3. Bury the statue upside down with feet pointing heavenwards. Some face it toward the home; others face it away, toward the new home. The location varies also; near the "For Sale" sign; in the back yard; in the 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.