St. Joseph and Real Estate
Several months ago we put our house up for sale in one of the worst housing markets of recent times. We trusted the Lord and asked for the prayers of many here and in heaven for the sale of our home. We made a special intention to St. Joseph and buried a statue of St Joe in the backyard as sign of his prayers for us and a tangible way for us to remember to continue to ask St Joseph (patron saint of families) for his intercession. Read what I wrote on this back in May here.
In the pic above, I am digging the statue up that I had previously buried in the backyard, to place in our new home as a way of remembering God's faithfulness to us through the prayers of his saints, both here and in heaven.
Did Prodigal Daughter and I worship St Joe and praise his name above all others? Naw, we just said:" thanks St Joe for your intercession and thank you God for hearing the prayers of your saints."
When a prayer of yours is answered, do you thank the folks who prayed for you? If you don't you should! Well, that's just what we are doing by this simple Catholic devotion, using the stuff of earth to point us to the things of heaven. Not superstition, good luck charms or diverting the glory from our Lord. Just taking advantage of all the things He has promised to His Church.
Our realtor (a non Catholic) told us that it must have been the prayers of St. Joseph since he has never seen the market so bad for sellers! All the Glory to God!