|Find Out More about St. Joseph, the House
St. Joseph is often called the house selling
saint because of the tradition of burying a statue of St.
Joseph upside down somewhere on the property that you’re
trying to sell and praying to St. Joseph for help selling
According to thousands of homeowners and real estate
agents that swear by the practice this is the best way to
sell your home quickly and for a good price. But
there is more to St. Joseph then his reputation as the
house selling saint. Saint
Joseph is a very important figure in the Bible and in the
life of Jesus.
In addition to
being important because he is the house selling saint St.
Joseph is also important because he is the patron saint
of families. Saint Joseph agrees to go through with the
marriage even after Mary told him she was pregnant, which
was a brave thing to do in that culture and at that
According to the
traditions of that time and culture he could have broken
the engagement and publicly humiliated Mary. She could
even have been stoned to death for getting pregnant with
a child that didn’t belong to her
Joseph agreed to marry her and raise Jesus as his own
child after an angel came to him and told him that the
child Mary was carrying was Jesus and how important He
would be. Saint Joseph did everything necessary to take
care of and protect his family even when they had to
leave everything behind and flee to Egypt at a moment’s
notice after Joseph was warned that King Herod would try
to kill Jesus if they didn’t leave immediately. Joseph
was devoted to his family and raised Jesus with the
values that he felt were important like kindness and
honesty. He also taught Jesus to work hard and taught him
the carpentry trade.
St. Joseph is also the patron saint of
fathers because he possessed the qualities that a good
father is supposed to have like patience and kindness and
devotion to the family. St.
Joseph always provided well for his family and even
though it couldn’t have been easy for him to raise a son
that wasn’t his own he accepted Jesus and treated him as
if He had been his own child. Because
St. Joseph was such a great example of what a father
should be Pope Pious IX named St. Joseph the patron saint
and Universal Father of the Church in the
One of the reasons
that Saint Joseph first became the house selling saint is
because people, like St. Teresa of Avila, would pray to
Saint Joseph when they needed help finding a
As the guardian of
the family and someone that knew how important a home and
family were it was only natural that people would ask for
his help when they needed to find a new home for
themselves and their families.
Even though Saint
Joseph is most famously known as the house selling saint
he is important in the Church for a lot more than just
helping people sell their homes or find the right
Still, if you need
help selling your home then you should turn to St.
Joseph, the house selling saint, to help you find the
right buyer for your home.
Bury a statue of St.
Joseph upside down in your yard and pray to St. Joseph to
help you find the right buyer for your house and very
soon you’ll get an offer on the house that might even be
more than you were asking for.