Did you know that St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus Christ, is honored as the patron saint of married couples, families, and home? Ask for St. Joseph’s intercession or even pick up  a statue of St Joseph as he is perfect for those experiencing trouble with buying or selling homes.   

Can St. Joseph help you sell your house?

A Petition to Saint Joseph:

Dear St. Joseph, head of the most perfect household, father of Jesus and guardian of His mother Mary, I confidently place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. I ask that, through your powerful intercession with God, you obtain from me all the help and graces that I need for my spiritual and temporal welfare and in particular, the special favor I now ask (here mention or think of your home sale or any other petition, especially family needs). Good St. Joseph, I know with confidence, that your prayers on my behalf will be heard by God, and if it His Will, it will be done. Thank you, St. Joseph, for having responded to my call. Amen

Another  wonderful prayer to St Joseph:

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 honor in my home.


According to Snopes.com


Many realtors have their “Believe It or Not” stories. According to Snopes.com

Such was the case of a woman who moved from Maryland to Arizona. After eight months of paying the mortgage on her unsold home in Baltimore, she sent her agent a statue and burial instructions. Within two weeks, the house sold.

Another case involved a couple moving because of a new job. But their house, which was in a very active neighborhood, wasn’t doing anything, even with St. Joseph in the ground. But St. Joseph’s presumed inattention turned out to be for the better. The husband got a better job offer, and that’s when the house sold.

Betsy Moyer was determined to sell her house on Lake Avenue in Baltimore at a premium. She listed it for $15,000 more than other sellers in the same neighborhood. After seven quiet months a friend recommended that Moyer plant St. Joseph.

The next week a group of nuns arrived to look at the house. Three months later, the house was sold at the highest price ever in that area, according to her agent.

Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father, is the patron saint of home and family in the Roman Catholic Church. 

Purchase your Statue of St. Joseph online.

You can get a St. Joseph Home Sellers Statue Kit online. Here is a link: https://www.catholiccompany.com/st-joseph-home-sale-kit-i1286/   

 Prayer for a special intention – like buying a house.

Here is a small daily prayer for a specific intention. It can be anything like finding a job, finding a suitable Life Partner, for finding a house and so on.

Jesus, my Lord and my God, I worship you and adore you. Lord you have said, “Your Father and Mother may abandon you, but I will never abandon you. “

I believe in you and, so I surrender all fears, anxieties and worries into your hands. Lord, I believe in your eternal love. Cover me with your love and let me experience your grace. I pray for the following intention… (Mention your intention here). If you will Lord and if it will be for my goodness, I humbly pray that you may grant me my request. Amen

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About my Catholic Faith

I was baptized a Catholic as baby and raised in a strong Catholic family. Along with my 4 other brothers and sisters we all went to Catholic High School. I decided to attend college at the Catholic University of San Diego where I met my wife. We were married in 1986 and have 4 children. All my kids went to St Johns Elementary school and to La Costa Canyon High School in North County of San Diego.

Although we went to mass most Sundays, I did not maintain a strong faith or strong relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.  I guess you could say I was going through the motions. My wife and I attended a retreat in the spring of 2016 that has changed my faith life forever. I now have Christ back in my life daily with morning prayer, daily regular prayer, and nightly prayer. I feel that prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for simple and profound need are what brought me closer to God.

Christ now sits on the board of directors of my real estate company, I make sure to ask him to help me in every client home purchase, and every client home sale. I ask him to bless all my clients with good fortune in these big decisions of buying and selling real estate.

I would be happy to tell you my full transformation and reunification story, just ask.  Matthew DeLine