Roman St. Joseph The Worker Home Sales Kit
Statue is a resin-stone mix, and comes boxed with a prayer card. Manufactured by Roman, Inc.
3.75" H St. Joseph figure patrons and protectors. 3.5"H Resin/stone mix. Gift Box.
Verse on the box (Front)
St. Joseph the Worker
ADVOCATE FOR HOME SALES
HOME SALES KIT
Prayer to Saint Joseph the Worker
O St. Joseph, you were given the task
of caring for and watching over the
Blessed Mother and young Jesus. You
worked for them, kept them from
harm, and when they were in danger,
moved them. I ask for your compassion
on me and my family in our need to
move and to sell this house. Please
assist me by your intercession and
obtain for me from your Divine Son
this favor, so I may provide for the
family the He has entrusted to me.
St. Joseph, ever compassionate and
faithful, I take this statue, not as
superstition, but as an anchor to my
prayers for your help. It is a reminder
of your kindness and God's eternal
provision for His children. I have faith
in God and faith in you. St. Joseph,
loving father and provider, pray for us.
Verse on the back:
The Legend of St. Joseph
THE HOME SELLER
Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus
Christ, is honored as the patron saint of fathers, families,
carpenters and workers. Over the years, a tradition arose of
turning to St. Joseph for help with real estate transactions. In
the Middle Ages, nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they
hoped to acquire for a convent. St Andre Bessette had a strong devotion
to St. Joseph. Wishing to build a church for him but without funds to do so,
he buried medals of St. Joseph on Mount Royale, the desired site for the
church. Any time the building faltered due to lack of funds, St. Andre
would say, "Put a statue of St. Joseph in the church. He will take care of
it." The result is Saint Joseph's Oratory, the largest basilica in Canada.
Gradually the medals were replaced with statues, and the focus changed
from buying to selling. The reasons behind appealing to this particular
saint are Joseph's strong connections to families, homes and moving.
Today, people of all religious denominations follow the tradition of asking
St. Joseph for help selling their home and using his statue to show their
faith in his intercession.
Superstition dictates that the statue is buried upside down with the feet
pointing toward the heaven. It may face towards the home, or it may face
away, towards the new home. The location of the statue varies as well.
When the home is sold, the statue should be removed and given a place of
honor in the seller's home. It is not known if St. Joseph in heaven is
bemused or smiling at this strange custom, but he does seem to answer the
family prayers. Prayer of any kind is a statement of complete trust, with
the knowledge that God will answer the prayers of the faithful and of His
saints. The real power of the St. Joseph statue then, is a physical
reminder of faith in God to provide for our needs.
Feast Days: March 19 (St. Joseph)
May 1 (St. Joseph the worker)
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