What is a house blessing and should you have one?
by Katie Jackson
March 1, 2017
For centuries, many different cultures have done something strikingly similar to their dwellings: they bless their homes. In the first Century A.D., some early Christians believed sanctifying their homes would ward off evil spirits. Not to be confused with the more popular trend of housewarming parties, house blessings usually involve spiritual aspects. If you’re going to invest thousands of dollars (maybe even millions) in the roof over your family’s head, why not take a few minutes to perform a ritual that could result in serious peace of mind?
Existing homes can be blessed, and re-blessed. Mama Donna Henes, who was named an “A-List Exorcist” by the New York Post, has blessed everything from modest studio apartments to spacious penthouse suites, suburban houses, farmhouses and weekend cottages. In one episode of Bravo’s "Million Dollar Listing New York," she was brought in to bless a townhome that Ryan Serhant was having difficulty selling. She was also hired by Renee Graziano, star of VH1’s "Mob Wives," who kept seeing Satan’s face in the marble swirls of her countertops in her Staten Island home. Post Mama Donna’s blessing, the swirls looked like the face of an innocuous clown.