Talkin’ Patron Saint Housing Blues

How do we know the housing market has gotten bad across the country? Sales of St. Joseph statues are way up, according to this moring’s Wall Street Journal.

Tradition holds that a statue of St. Joseph buried in the yard of a home–or the potted plant of an apartment–will help move that home on the sales market.

In Catholicism, St. Joseph, a carpenter, is honored as the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. Representing a humble family man, he is the patron saint of home, family and house-hunting…

Amen, let it be so.