Wednesday, June 27, 2007

St. Joseph

Obviously, it has slowed down at work. Thought I'd share my research on St. Joseph with you. When I did my search I found informative sites and funny sites. I even found a site that provides a virtual St. Joseph service.

The tradition is broad. As you can tell. Even where you put the statue is broad. Some suggestions are:

Bury the status upside down next to the "for sale" sign.

Bury it next to your door step facing away from your home.

Bury it next to the street facing towards the home.

Bury it 8 inches deep versus 3 feet deep.

Putting one on a shelf in your condo.

(I've opted to put it on a shelf, considering burying him upside down and praying you act or else, seemed a little irreverent. Not kidding, there is an actual prayer that says that!)

The one that I like (and use) is:

Oh, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong,
so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my
interest and desires.

Oh, Saint 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

Oh Saint 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

Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen.

But as my instruction manual stated (yes, I know I am over the edge), "You can also increase your chance of selling your home by making sure it is in good condition and by asking a realistic price." I guess the faithful need a reminder of being realistic :).


Susan said...

I think I might have to ask him if he does but I don't think he does at all.

M said...

My mother and grandmother firmly believe in this. They have "Planted" his statue upside down in front of every house they've had to sell. And they did it in our front yard when we sold out townhouse.

Kir said...

I told you that tons of people BURY him. :)

let's just hope wherever he is that he helps you sell and get into that 2 bathroom house I know you want:)