In order to help a home sell, people have been burying St Joseph statues in their yards for ages. Some say the practice will help a home sell faster, and of course others say it won’t do anything.
The practice is said to date back to at least to the great St. Teresa of Avila (A.D. 1515 – 1582). St. Teresa founded an Order that needed a new convent built. The nuns found a perfect piece of land, but didn’t have the money they needed. So they asked St Joseph to intercede, burying medals with his likeness. Over time, the folk custom developed into burying small statues of St Joseph in order to help homes be sold,
I find it interesting how customs like these develop. I don’t know if there is anything to the St Joseph’s statues, but this site sells over two million of them a year so apparently someone thinks it works…
Here’s an act comedian Ron Culberson does regarding the power of St Joseph statues:
I don’t think I’ll be ordering cases of these things, but if one of our clients wants to try it, I’ll loan them a shovel.