Sunday, August 17, 2008
When something is lost, you should say a prayer to St. Anthony to help you find it. When you want to sell your house, you should bury a statue of St. Joseph upside down in your front yard, facing your house, near the for sale sign. You didn't know that? Well, now you do.
After the house sells, you are supposed to dig up poor upside down St. Joseph and place him in a place of honor in your new home. When we got to my son Cory's house yesterday to pack it up, one of the first things we wanted to do was find St. Joseph. Cory remembered where they put him in relation to the for sale sign, but the realtor had moved the sign.
My sister Bonnie and I fooled around out there for a while, but couldn't find anything. Bonnie said, "We need to call mom and tell her to pray to St. Anthony to help us find St. Joseph." Made sense to me.
For your future missing items searches, the prayer to St. Anthony my family uses is "St. Anthony, something is lost and must be found." Click here for a positively riveting recent personal St. Anthony experience.
Bonnie and I eventually gave up. Later that afternoon, Cory walked into the living room smiling, with the little St. Joseph statue in his hand. He sort of remembered where they had buried the statue and went right to the spot and found it.
Cory tossed the little statue to Bonnie who was sitting on the floor. Bonnie missed the toss, St. Joseph bounced once, flew a couple of inches in the air, flipped over and landed on his feet...his tiny little feet...on carpet.
Cory said, "I guess he's tired of being upside down."