Household Saints at Our Lady of Grace Gift Shop

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Household Saints. Hey, you never know.

By Amy Brozio-Andrews

Because you wouldn't want your Glitter Jesus to get lonely, would you?

Okay, so maybe hearing all the terrible news about the economy has got you thinking you need a little extra help. You can have your very own box of household saints, complete with three figurines (St. Joseph, St. Clare, and St. Jude) and a book with almost two dozen saints with household-related patronages to plead your case to.

What can they do for you? I'm glad you asked.

Trying to sell your house? Rumor has it that burying a statue of St. Joseph upside-down in your yard may help move a sale along.

Hoping that "Ugly Betty" will be back? St. Clare, the patron saint of television might be able to help with that.

There's no St. Anthony, but for lost things (you know, keys, glasses, jobs... ), you can try St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases.

The Household Saints kit is available for $17.95 at Our Lady of Grace Gift Shop. Right now they're on Western Ave in Guilderland, but this weekend they're moving to Carman Rd. in Schenectady.

Find It

Our Lady of Grace Gift Shop
3637 Carman Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303

(518) 355-0139


Burying a Mary upside-down will help sell a house, too. When I was young, my mom's aunts secretly buried a Mary in our backyard when we were having a hard time selling a house (the store was out of St. Joseph's). My mom was upset when she found out, but it worked so she couldn't complain. Plus the new owners had a fun surprise when they did their spring gardening.

Maybe I should pray to St. Jude about the size of my ass. He works miracles, right?

@23-Hour Alice People: I think you just solved the real estate crisis!

ps- Isn't that the same map for Mike's Diner? Are they in the same place? Or was that map wrong and I'm late to the party?

My parents buried a St. Joseph statue and it totally worked.

Mystery: why are there so many Catholic gift shops in Schenectady? And only Schenectady? I looked into this when I was looking for a specific saint medal (Catherine of Alexandria--she gets no love anymore, seeing how she may not have actually existed.) and found at the time that there was Our Lady of Grace in Guilderland (soon to be Schenectady), and Rainbow Corner and Madonna Shop in Schenectady.

Just a weird clustering of businesses, is all.

How nice of you to mock the most prominent Faith in Albany

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