Monday, June 26, 2006

Sacrilege or humor - you be the judge

Ok, so by now you know we are selling our house. Someone on the PCMB also is selling her house and she mentioned that she was going to bury a statue of St. Joseph in the backyard. If you don't know this "tradition", here is an excerpt from a website:
The St. Joseph Statue Tradition Divine Assistance When Selling Your Home The Origins of the Tradtion: The practice of burying a St. Joseph statue is said to have started with Sister Theresa of Avila. When they needed new land on which to build their churches, Sister Theresa encouraged the nuns to pray to St. Joseph and bury medals, depicting St. Joseph, to demonstrate their devotion. This tradition evolved over many years and is still practiced today in the form of St Joseph statues.
You can buy these statues at a kit online or you can go to your local Christian bookstore and buy one. They KNOW what you are doing with this when you buy it. Ok, that being said, you are supposed to take the statue of St. Joseph and bury him in your back yard, face down, head pointed towards the front door. This is supposed to make your house sell quicker. Oh, and when your house DOES sell and you move into your NEW house, you are supposed to display this statue (after digging it up, of course) in a place of prominence in your new home. Well, I don't happen to believe in this, but maybe I could modify it a bit. Maybe if I buy a bottle of St. Joseph's aspirin and bury that in the yard, face down, bottle opening towards the front door, I can accomplish the same thing. Or do you think it's ok to buy a statue of St. Joseph on eBay? Your opinion??


Anonymous said...

get me one of those St. Josephs statue or is it a baby aspirin?

Auntie Jill said...

Well, interestingly enough....a friend of mine put her house on the market and did this. She was just told to bury it....not that it had to be in a specific area or direction. She didn't sell her house. She took it off the market an waited about a year and tired again. This time she found the instructions off of the internet and VIOLA....sold her house in a couple of days....OH and it was coming up out of the ground even. She has it on her window sill in the kitchen. She bought hers brand new at the store.

Anonymous said...

you know how I feel about the religious (Catholic) stuff... I think if it's meant to be it will happen.

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