Roman St Joseph “Home Sales Kit” – This is an attractive packaged piece as shown, stone resin and measures 4″ tall. Here’s the story:
“Saint Joseph The Worker” – St Joseph, protector and provider for the Holy Family, has long been associated with the selling of real estate. Families throughout the world bury small statues of St. Joseph in their lawns for assistance in selling their homes.
St Joseph the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, is honored patron saint of married couples, families, carpenters and workingmen. March 19th, his feast day, is especially celebrated by people of Italian ad Polish descent.
Over the years, a tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with its likeness on property they hoped to acquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling.
The reasons behind using this particular saint are Joseph’s strong connecitons with famailies, homes and moving. Today, people of all religious denominations follow the traditions of using a St. Joseph statue to help sell their home.
The statue is buried upside down with the feet pointing toward Heaven. It may face towards the home, or it may face away, towards the new home. The location of the statue varies as well: near the “For Sale” sign, in the back yard, in a corner, or in a flower pot (favored by condo owners). After the buyer has secured financing and the deal is sealed, the statue should be removed and given a place of honor in the sellers new home.