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Saint Joseph--Burying a Saint Joseph statue to sell real estate.

There is a custom of burying Saint Joseph statues in the yard when trying to sell a house.  When escrow closes on the property the statue is removed from the ground and placed in a place of honor.  How the statue is buried and where can depend on customs.  Also what you say when you bury the statue varies.  There is information on these customs at: http://www.snopes.com/luck/stjoseph.asp
 
Source:  
"Even St. Joseph is enlisted in moving real estate." Arizona Daily Star.  April 22, 1991. Page D4. http://www.snopes.com/luck/stjoseph.asp  

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Last Update: 7-26-2014 3:09pm

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