St. Benedict Medals
Burying Medals at Four Corners of the House
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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
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