It's good to be near family if you can be.
Hang a scapular on the doorknob?
I Consecrate My House & Novena
Most Blessed virgin, whose Heart is Sorrowful and Immaculate, we recognize Thee as the Lady and Queen of this house.
Have the kindness to preserve it from any evil; from fire, water, thunder, storms, earthquakes, from robbers, wicked people, from revolutions, war, raids, from persecution and taxes, from any other evil known by Thee.
Bless, protect, defend and preserve as Thy personal property, those who live and will live here. Keep them from adversity and misfortune, but above all preserve them from offending God. Let not a single mortal sin be ever committed in this house. And may all those who enter it work for the Glory of God, for the Reign of Jesus and Mary.
Let this house be forever consecrated to You, O Jesus and Mary. Let it be blessed with all those who inhabit it.
Novena for Protection of your house.
1 Hail Holy Queen
7 St. Michael Prayers
9 Glory Be’s
3 “Lord Have Mercy On Us”During the 1st World War, in France, some of the faithful Catholics were known to have this prayer tacked on their front door. These homes and residents were not harmed or invaded during the time of war.