Did you have your house blessed when you moved in?

Philippines
December 10, 2008 7:37am CST
My parents are having our (maiden) home blessed this weekend (we just moved in there last April) and my husband and I are having our house blessed the following weekend (we got married and moved in last June) Do you think this tradition is important? My family does, I think it is part of our culture as a way of giving thanks to God for giving us shelter as well as hoping for more future blessings. Any thoughts? =)
6 responses
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
House blessing is a family tradition. My parents are very religious and they believe that having a new house blessed by a priest would help in having a good home. It is not only houses that are being blessed. We also have it done for new cars, new images of saints, rosary and other similar items. Why did it take you so long to have your house blessed? Just wondering.
• Philippines
16 Dec 08
thanks so much for your response .. it took us some time to have the houses ready for the blessing because we it took us a while to move all of our stuff and we were waiting for a friend priest .. =) it's nice to know another religious family like yours. happy mylotting!
@warrior_777 (1392)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I think we did. I don't know because we have live with our house more than three decades ago. And I was not yet born during those days. But I heard that my parents did and it was their dream house. Have a nice day..
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
House blessing is our belief, in our case we moved in our house by april and we let it blessed by june, I do believe that the place where we stay, where our future family grow it should be blessed by God.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
I think that is one tradition we filipinos should never lose... since here in our country... it is so difficult to own a home... so having one is a blessing that should be given thanks... when my parents' house was finished... they had it blessed when my father arrived from abroad... and it gave them a lot more blessings...
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
It has been a truly Filipino custom to have a house blessed before moving in . I believe on it so. It would be good that it is blessed. They say it will also drive some bad spirits away. In addition to the blessing- there are added customs like a sack of rice be placed first and one should move in early in the morning rather than the evening and one should choose the day depending on the moon's position. I don't really believe in these customs but I really prefer that the house be blessed.
@kaliyha (591)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Not yet. We are still waiting for the house to be actually finished. Its taking so long because of financial constraints.