Who is the Patron Saint of Selling Houses?

Saint Joseph is the foster-father of Jesus and the husband to Mary, Mother of Jesus. In Catholic Tradition, he is regarded as the patron saint of the protector of the Catholic Church, workers and, more specifically – selling homes.

St Joseph was a carpenter by trade. He is known for being steadfast and patient.

Can you imagine finding out your betrothed was pregnant and it was not you? It would take patience to figure that out!

Hopefully you will find the same peace and fortitude as Saint Joseph was able to provide to Mary, Mother of Christ in the prayers provided in this article.

Why Do You Bury St Joseph Statue?

Some have found this practice to be superstitious, however there are many success stories around the internet.st-joseph-statue

This practice was started in 1562, with St Teresa of Avila trying to buy to start a second convent for the Descaled Carmelites order of nuns.

She then proceeded to ask St Joseph to intercede on her behalf to acquire this land to build her convent by praying and burying a medal with his face in the ground.

Saint Teresa believes her prayers to Saint Joseph and her burial of his image helped her to be successful in obtaining the land she needed.

Ever since, the tradition has formed to bury an image or statue of Saint Joseph in your yard or the property you are trying to obtain.

St Joseph’s Prayer to Sell A House – Prayer & PDF

Saint Joseph’s Prayer To Sell A House


O, Saint Joseph, you who taught our Lord

the carpenter’s trade, and saw to it

that he was always properly housed, hear my earnest plea.

I want you to help me now

as you helped your foster-child Jesus, and as you have helped many others

in the matter of housing.

I wish to sell this house quickly, easily, and profitably

and I implore you to grant my wish

by bringing me a good buyer, one who is

eager, compliant, and honest, and by letting nothing impede the

rapid conclusion of the sale.

Dear Saint Joseph, I know you would do this for me

out of the goodness of your heart

and in your own good time, but my need is very great now

and so I must make you hurry on my behalf.

Saint Joseph, I am going to place you

in a difficult position with your head in darkness

and you will suffer as our Lord suffered, until this house is sold.

Then, Saint Joseph, I swear

before the cross and God Almighty, that I will redeem you

and you will receive my gratitude and a place of honour in my home.



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Does The Saint Joseph Prayer To Sell A House Actually Work?

Claiming this will help every house you are trying to sell is not reality.

However, the power to let go of worries outside of your control and recognizing the bigger picture is freeing regardless if you believe in God or not.

This can lead to renewed hope not only in your life but in the ability to sell your home successfully.

So whether this helps you sell your house or not, hopefully you will find a strength outside of your own ability.

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