Sunday, August 17, 2008

"St. Anthony, something is lost and must be found."

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."


ms. e said...

I love all the saint stories. :)

Susan in St. Paul said...

LOL! A friends of mine buried someone to get pregnant, it didn't happen, they got divorced instead. Now I am wondering if they buried the saint in the wrong position because their house sold, no problem at all.

Congrats to everyone on the house sale!

Rebecca Hickman said...

A prayer to St. Anthony of Padua works every time for me.

Zina said...

WOW....I love these stories! Cory is too funny! Hey but whatever works!

Leiah said...

St. Anthony rocks! After I've spent (read: wasted)who knows how long looking for something I then say "St Anthony, St Anthony...look all around...something is lost and must be found". Works every time!

Gnightgirl said...

Hey, I'm considering selling my house, thanks for the tip!

Where can I find a St. Joseph statue, anyway? Does it work if I'm not catholic?

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I hope someone applauded when St. Joseph landed on his feet. 10/10 for sure ;-)

Laurie said...

Ms. E - Cool, right? :)

Susan - That's hilarious!

Rebecca - Me, too. It's crazy.

Zina - Yep, whatever works.

Leiah - I know! Every time.

Gnight Girl - You definitely don't have to be Catholic and I ordered the St. Joseph "kit" for Cory and Jamie online. Just Google it.

Just - We didn't think about the "10" thing, but I think we did applaud...after we looked at each other with VERY big eyes. :)

JerseyTjej said...

I was a tad scared to laugh being as the lightning was striking all around me...Landed on his feet, eh? You need Jesus, L.(rotflmao)

Laurie said...

Jersey - Jesus is watching, too. :)