Wondering how to bury a statue to sell a house? In Catholic tradition, a St. Joseph statue buried upside down is said to have expedited the home selling process. This post will explain everything you need to know in order to bury a St. Joseph statue to sell a home.
Who is St. Joseph?
St. Joseph was said to be the husband of Mary and foster father to Jesus. He was a carpenter, a working man, compassionate and caring. Joseph is now considered the Patron St. of families – Along with fathers, expectant mothers, travelers, immigrants, craftsmen, engineers, working people, home buyers, and home sellers.
The tradition of burying a statue of St. Joseph started long ago. While Jesus was still a child, Joseph had to move his family for protection against the King. As the family fled to Egypt, the only items they were able to take with them, were the possession they could carry. Once in Egypt, having nothing, Joseph built a home for the family to live in, and a business the family could survive off of.
As a result, many people still believe that St. Joseph is responsible for taking care of their families and thier land while providing safety and comfort. Thus, the tradition of burying a St. Joseph statute to sell a home still occurs to this very day.
St. Joseph Real Estate Statue Kit
These days, modern St. Joseph statues can be found in varying sizes and shapes and are made of plastic, resin, or pewter. Since the statue is commonly buried in the ground to sell a home, most of the statues come as kits.
Where To Get A St. Joseph Statue
These statue-burying kits are sold at Catholic supply stores and online. The Lisa DiNoto Group also provides them for free (click the button below). Usually, the kit will come with a small burying bag, statue, and cards that explain the history, burying instructions, and prayers.
St. Joseph Statute Real Estate Instructions
The best place to bury a St. Joseph statue is next to the “For Sale” sign in the front of the yard. Tradition says the statue should be buried upside down and facing toward the direction of the desired moved.
It is believed burying the St. Joseph statue upside down is symbolic for the St. Joseph needing to work extra hard to get back to right side up and into a place of honor, thus helping to bring forth a buyer to purchase the home. If there is an absence of typical yard, it is recommended to bury the statue in a potted plant near the front door of the home.
Once the home is sold, it is recommended to place the St. Joseph statue in a place of honor in your new home, share with a loved a one who will be selling their home, or place in the sold home for the new owners to enjoy.
The Way of St. Joseph… In 6 Simple Steps
- Ask: Ask St. Joseph to help you sell your home.
- Believe: Believe in St. Joseph to intercede to God, for the granting of your request
- Trust: Bury or place St. Joseph’s statue on the property as an outward sign of your belief and trust in his power.
- Thank: Thank St. Joseph for having responded to your call, before, during, and after your home sells.
- Move: Move the St. Joseph statue to a place of honor once the home has sold.
- Share: Share your experience with family and friends as to how St. Joseph has helped you.
St. Joseph Statue Real Estate Prayer
St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt, before the
throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.
St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from
your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, so that
having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and
homage to the most loving of Fathers.
St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I
dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and
kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying
breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen. “
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