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"I just heard that there are medals to be buried at the four corners of the house. If this is true, what four medals would they be? What is the protection from? I have never heard of this before, neither has a relative of mine."

 

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I have heard of burying St. Joseph statues (e.g. related to selling of one's house). Some think this practice is helpful, others criticize it as superstitious or questionable (e.g. burying the statute upside down). Regarding burying a medal at all four corners of a house, I see information online referring to burying St. Benedict medals this way. However, if these practices are promoted by 'fringe groups' or those who claim to have received 'apparitions', I certainly would not recommend this practice. It also strikes me as unnecessary (and possibly superstitious) to bury more than one of the saint's medal at a location, as if a saint's protection can only extend so far before another medal is needed. And I cannot fathom why a medal would need to be buried rather than just kept in the home. Also, I believe there are references to the "four corners" in occult practices, so this might send up a red flag. It would be important to consider the origination of such a practice – certainly devotions which are tied to saints, have a long history, and have approval from the Church may be considered among the most worthy. Others with questionable origins, history and approval would be less worthy/unworthy. Regarding the practice you describe, I am *not* able to verify that it has a worthy origin, history or Church approval. I can't guarantee this, I am only stating that I was not able to verify it. You may want to consult your original source concerning this practice to investigate it further. In any event, having one's house blessed by a priest and wearing appropriate medals on one's person (e.g. miraculous medal, St. Benedict medal, etc.) are worthy Catholic customs. Having crucifixes, statutes, and holy water inside the home are also worthy Catholic customs, as are outdoor statues.


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