Real Estate

The Saint Joseph Statue and Prayer to Sell Your House

Chris Clayton
Chris Clayton
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Prayer to Saint Joseph

O Blessed St. Joseph, tenderhearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray you to join with me in praising God the Father through his divine Son who died on the cross and rose again to give us sinners new life. Through the holy name of Jesus, pray that we may obtain from the eternal Father the favor we ask for: our home sale. We have been unfaithful to the unfailing love of God the Father; beg of Jesus mercy for us his brothers and sisters. Amid the splendors of God’s loving presence, do not forget the sorrows of those who weep. By your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, our blessed Lady, may the love of Jesus answer our call of confident hope? Amen

Selling your house can be an exciting time – but stressful, as well. There are many things that you can do to make the process move faster, from listing it in many different places to having beautiful “staging” to make buyers fall in love with the space. Many people, especially those who are spiritual, may choose to include the St. Joseph Statue and prayer in their home selling process.

Have you heard about the St. Joseph ritual? If you haven’t, or if you’re curious to learn more about this home selling ritual, we’ve explored this and the prayer to sell your house fast.

A Little Background About the St. Joseph Prayer

Who is St. Joseph? In the Catholic Faith, he is the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus. He’s the patron saint of carpenters, home builders, and families. He’s also the patron saint of home sellers, and who better? Many home sellers believe that praying to St. Joseph and placing a statue of him in the home will help their house sell faster.

The practice of burying a statue of St. Joseph to sell land has a long history. Convent Prioresses, nuns that own large amounts of land and build nunneries on it, would often pray to St. Joseph and then bury the statue in the ground of a parcel of land they wished to buy, hoping to make the seller deed the land to them. Other legends say that stonemason guilds in the Middle Ages would bury a small statue of St. Joseph in the foundations of buildings that they constructed.

Whatever the reason, many people trust the power of the St. Joseph prayer and statue to help them sell their house fast.

How to Bury the Statue

There are no hard-and-fast rules about the right way to bury your St. Joseph statue. Many people, including the Catholic Church, emphasize that it’s about your personal faith and the prayers that you give to the statue instead of the way that you bury it. However, there are a few things that most people agree on.

Choose a small statue, about 3 or 4 inches high. Many online Catholic retailers even have St. Joseph kits that include the prayer and instructions for burying the statue Once you have your St. Joseph, wrap the statue in a protective cloth. This is a gesture of respect for the saint, that you’re protecting him from the elements and the ground.

Dig a hole in your yard, preferably near the road or the For Sale sign, to signify leaving the home. For those that are selling a home without a yard, such as a condo, you may also bury the statue in a flowerpot and place it on the deck or a windowsill. You don’t necessarily have to have a plant in the flower pot, though!

Once you’ve buried the statue, it’s time to recite the prayer to St. Joseph. Make sure that you’re asking for help selling the house, and not threatening in your prayer. Each person can say it differently, although, we’ve included a sample of the St. Joseph prayer below. Many people believe that you should say a prayer to St. Joseph each day until your house sells.

What To Do Once Your House Sells

After you’ve sold your home, it’s time to dig up the St. Joseph statue. Once the contract is signed, remove the statue from the ground and the protective cloth. According to legend, if you fail to do this, then the new owners won’t be able to stay in the house long. New owners will quickly come and go on the property. Plus, it’s a sign of respect – St. Joseph helped you sell your house, so you don’t want to leave him on the ground!

Where Can I Buy a St. Joseph Statue?

Many online Catholic retailers sell small St. Joseph statues, including a card with a sample prayer and a little kit to help you. You can also find these statues on Amazon. If you attend a Catholic church, the priest there may be able to help you, too.

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