St. Joseph is missing!!

Real Estate Agent with Janisch & Co. 0396361

After hearing for years that people claim miraculous results in selling homes due to burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard.  We went and got one last year.

We read the instructions that came with th little statue and buried it last year when we put the house on the market.  To prevent damage to the statue, Ralph put it in a plastic bag.

This year Ralph decided to dig it up and relocate it.  We will want to take it with us when we move.  

There is a slight glitch in the program.  Ralph has now dug up a six by six plot in searching for the statue.  He now has determined that St. Joseph has left...  No sign of the Saint!

Further excavation will be needed.  When we locate the treasure you can bet both of us will be involved in the new burying spot...  It feels really weird when it appears that a Patron Saint has left the area....

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch


305B CR 234

Durango, CO 81301

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027




Durango, Mancos, Cortez, Dolores, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito


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Tamara Schuster
Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois - Naperville, IL
Realtor Broker - Naperville

That is a funny story.  I hope you find it soon!

Feb 18, 2013 07:34 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Jeanne, The Patron Saint of Memory needs to return to help Ralph with the digging. LOL

Feb 18, 2013 07:35 AM #2
Debbie Harr
Homes that Click Realtors - Columbus, OH
Realtor Homes That Click, Worthington Ohio Homes

Jeanne, sounds like more digging is really needed to locate the Patron Saint. Best of luck!

Feb 18, 2013 07:52 PM #3
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Thanks for sharing this Jeanne. It sure feels weird that its now missing. I'm sure Ralph will find it in no time. Good luck!

Feb 18, 2013 08:04 PM #4
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Maybe the Patron Saint doesn't want you guys to leave the place yet. God really moves in mysterious ways like this.

Feb 18, 2013 08:21 PM #5
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate

Hello Jeanne, maybe Ralph hasn't dug deep enough yet. Hope you guys find it soon. All the best!

Feb 18, 2013 08:24 PM #6
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning friends.

Feb 18, 2013 10:17 PM #7
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Hmmmm, that can't be good, Jeanne, Maybe St. Joe is taking a vacation in Florida :)

Feb 19, 2013 01:59 AM #8
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
You may be right Toni, I went back out last night for mor searching and still no St Joseph. I may have to come over to Florida and take a look for him.
Feb 20, 2013 07:37 AM #9
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
UPDATE ON ST JOSEPH!! Great news!! After two more attempts we have finally found St Joseph!! We lovingly brought him in and gave home a bath and he is as good as new! Perhaps we'll give him a couple of days off and put him back to work getting the house sold.
Mar 02, 2013 11:16 PM #10

funny one mine has moved too and I can not find the lil bugger..keep us posted on your house sale as mine has not sold as of yet

May 16, 2018 09:25 AM #11
Elaine Del Rio

I sold my house and have not been able to locate the spot where I put him. The new owner helped me dig in the area but we couldn’t find him. I’m not sure what I can do to make it up to him.

Apr 20, 2019 04:40 PM #12
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