Saint Joseph - Patron Saint of Carpenters and Fathers
Saint Joseph was the mortal father of Jesus Christ. He raised Jesus as his own son, cared for him, provided for him, put a roof over his head and also taught Jesus his craft - carpentry. Saint Joseph is the embodiment of good fatherhood, dutiful nurturing of your family, and hard work done with integrity. If you are a father, he is a great role model for being the best parent you can be. If you didn't have a good relationship with your father, Saint Joseph can be petitioned to mend the rift between you and your father, or he can act as a surrogate father for the one you never had. He is warm, caring and very approachable in prayer work.
Petitioning Saint Joseph to Sell Your House
In this terrible housing market, it can be very hard to sell your home. Here is a very traditional folk magic way to call upon the assistance of Saint Joseph to sell your house. It works like crazy, but it is important for you to abide by all of the process or you can watch your entire sale fall apart before it is done.
- one small statue of Saint Joseph
- one Saint Joseph Candle
- one bottle of Saint Joseph Oil
- a small piece of pyrite
First, take the Saint Joseph candle and put a few drops of Saint Joseph Oil in the top of it. Pray over the candle to Saint Joseph asking for him to bless your house and make it attractive to potential buyers. I also like praying the Lord's Prayer at the end of any petition to a Saint. Light the candle and let it burn in a safe place in your home. Dab a bit of Saint Joseph Oil on the four corners and middle of every room. Also dab some Saint Joseph Oil on the four corners and middle of every door and window. Pray to Saint Joseph asking for his help in making your home warm, attractive to buyers and for the house to sell fast! Let the candle burn until it is finished.
Next, hold the small statue of Saint Joseph (you can find one online or at a Catholic supply store) and pray the following:
Prayer to Saint Joseph 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/property]
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/property] 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.
Now dig a hole and bury the statue of Saint Joseph upside down, facing east in the backyard of the property. If there is no backyard, you can bury it in the front yard. If there is no yard, bury it in a potted plant.
Finishing up the Saint Joseph Spell to Sell a House
IMPORTANT: Once the property has sold, you must dig up the statue and take it to your new home. Clean it off and place it in a position of honor in your new home, thanking the saint and offering prayers there. If you do not complete this final step, you will encounter problems with the sale or the buyer may back out at the last minute. You can also dab the four corners and center of every room in your new house with Saint Joseph Oil for his continued blessings in your new home.