by Rev. Nancy Leigh Jobes
a Reader's Digest anecdote
A freelance writer explores the practice. (8/31/2004)
From Cecil's Mailbag at the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board (3/20/2000)
St. Anthony's Messenger Press.
Some Unsolicited Video Testimonials to St. Joseph
That We Found on YouTube
Sean Hannity from Fox News reports on the St. Joseph phenomena!
Ron Culberson of FUNsulting, etc. tells a hilarious story of selling
his house by burying a statue of St. Joseph in his yard.
Ron Culberson is a nationally-known professsional speaker, humorist, columnist and author.
"There is a legend that St. Joseph is the patron saint of real estate agents The sale of my house recently substantiates this theory."
Dr. Toni Petrinovich is a metaphysical counselor, ordained minister and author. She maintains a website here.
"After my mother died in early 2006, we had trouble selling her house in Cleveland. With all the foreclosures and mortgage troubles, things looked bleak. Then my brother joked about burying a St. Joseph statue for good luck (disclosure: we're Jewish!). So, to continue the joke, I did it. And one week later, we sold the house!"
ST. JOSEPH, MY REAL ESTATE AGENT: PATRON SAINT OF HOME LIFE AND HOME SELLING by Stephen J. Binz ISBN 1-56955361-0
HOME SELLER'S KIT by Edith Rank ISBN 0-79312664-9
HOUSE SELLING FOR DUMMIES by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown ISBN 0-76455038-1
HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME WITHOUT A BROKER by Bill Carey et al ISBN 0-47115285-4
THE ALPHA HOME SALES KIT Special Book Edition with Removable Forms by Alpha Publications of America ISBN 0-93743432-9
THE FOR SALE BY OWNER KIT by Robert Irwin ISBN 0-79312961-3
|"The St. Joseph Kit worked for me, now our children need a little help. Bless you! And many, many thanks!" [with order for 3 Kits]|
Marilyn C. - Battle Creek, MI - August, 2009
|"I purchased a St. Joe when selling my house. Now I'm sending one to a friend."|
Carlton C. - Covina, California - March, 2006
|"My cousin Barbara M. in Nova, OH told me of your site, and how this really works."|
John K. - Cleveland, Ohio - January, 2006
|"I heard about this from a friend that used Saint Joseph, and they sold their house within 4 days after burying him. They had many troubles getting it to sell before that.|
Michelle K. - Clive, Iowa - November, 2005
|"My husband and I had unbelievable success last year and currently have St. Joseph planted to sell our condo."|
"We had our previous apartment on the market for 6 months. It was newly painted, with totally remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. We had viewings, open houses, and ridiculous offers ($100,000 less than the asking price). Then I planted St. Joseph, on Thursday, on our terrace. We received an offer the following Tuesday. The closing and relocation went without a hitch, and after this closing St. Joseph will (again) be placed in our new apartment with gratitude."
Mrs. L.S. - Cincinnati, Ohio - August, 2005
We're looking for some more
Have you had success in the past with using a St. Joseph statue to help you sell your home and move on down the road? Would you like to share your story with others? If so, put it in 100 words or less and email it to us by clicking here. We'll select some of the better stories to post here on the website! Please include your city and state name, and let us know if we should use your full name, or just initials, or email address in giving you credit for the story.
Or, as an alternative ...
Send us a picture postcard showing the town in which you are now living, and on the back, write a short note as to how St. Joseph might have aided you in getting relocated. Send your postcard to:
P.O. Box 90143
Allentown, PA 18109
and you just might see it posted here!
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|Voiceover announcement came from the|
September 19, 2006, broadcast of National Public Radio's Morning Edition news program. Neal Conan was the reporter/announcer.