One of our most popular items at Heavenly Blessings and Gifts is the St. Joseph Home Seller Kit. We order these kits by the dozen and they sell out almost as fast as they come in. Our kits include a statue of St. Joseph, patron saint of the home, along with a printed blessing to recite. Whether you’re a home owner looking to sell your house and need an extra blessing or a realtor hoping to speed a sale, stop by and pick a kit up today!
Here’s a little background on this tradition from some of our St. Joseph statue vendors:
“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. Today homeowners of all denominations ask for Saint Joseph’s help in selling and buying their homes.” – Autom
“St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly Father of Jesus Christ, is honored as the patron saint of married couples, families, carpenters and workingmen. March 19, his feast day, is especially celebrated by people of Italian and Polish descent.
Over the years, the tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they hoped to aquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling.
The statue is buried upside down in the front yard with the feet pointing to heaven. It may face toward the home (or toward the street if you want your neighbor’s home to sell!) The location of the statue can vary: by the “For Sale” sign, in a flower pot (popular for condo owners), etc. As long as you can find it once the home has sold. After the home has sold, the statue should be removed from the ground and given a place of honor in your new home.” Catholic Supply