Burying Saint Joe

First Stephanie sent me a link that she saw on MSNBC about the old tradition of burying a statue of St. Joseph in your yard when you sell your house. Then someone on a blog noted it, and now I’ve seen it mentioned on J-Walk Blog.
So today I drove by Kreig Brothers downtown, and bought a St. Joseph house selling kit. The premise is that you bury St. Joseph in the yard, with his feet pointing toward heaven and facing the house. He’ll bring someone to purchase your home, and once you close on the house, you dig him up and put him in a place of honor in your new home. (Joseph is the patron saint of moving because he had to move his family to Egypt and back.)
While I was there, I also bought a little St. Joseph statue for my mom, because he’s also supposed to help prevent appliances from breaking and help bring providence so thing can get fixed. (He’s also the patron saint of carpenters.)
And I got some Saints medals and other fun things. Couldn’t hurt.

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