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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

I had a job

K., Mexico

November 4, 2014

Not having worked for many years I began looking for a job and did the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. Just days after finishing it, I had a job. Very many thanks to St Josemaria for favors received.

Three days later


November 4, 2014

In our family we have always had a lot of love for Opus Dei and St Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. We invoke his and Don Alvaro’s intercession for all sorts of needs. My little sister, Nina, studies law in Sao Paulo and works in an office. She was feeling rather discouraged with the atmosphere at work.

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A favor so quickly granted

N. M. C., Canada

October 29, 2014

I started a novena for an after-school job for my daughter. That was four days ago. On day one my daughter submitted a job application which was immediately acknowledged and an interview arranged for 11:00 am today. My daughter was hired to start next week. Thanks a lot St. Josemaria Escriva for a favour so quickly granted.

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We had a child after 8 years

S. G., UK

October 27, 2014

I write to let you know of a miracle obtained through the intercession of St. Josemaria. My wife and I were unable to conceive a child for eight years. Each day over many months I prayed the Prayer to St. Josemaria asking for his help and in time we conceived a wonderful little girl who is a great joy to us. This child would not have been possible without the intervention of St. Josemaria.

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I’d never contacted the firm I’m now working for

L., Italy

October 27, 2014

Hi everyone, I want to testify to a favour received through Saint Josemaria Escriva. I am 32 and was unemployed. I send my CV to many different companies but never got called for an interview, or if I did, it always ended the same way: “We’ll contact you.” Just by chance I found the story of Saint Josemaria on the internet. I’d never heard of him before. I read about how he was a saint who obtained favours for the jobless. To cut a long story short, I started the Novena for Work to Saint Josemaria, and on the ninth day, as I finished the novena, I begged the saint to intercede before God for me to get a job. The next day, the long-awaited grace arrived: the saint had got me a job. The extraordinary thing is that I don’t even remember contacting the firm I’m working for now. This is my testimony. Praised be Jesus Christ!

Two thousand tiles

G. C.

October 27, 2014

We are repairing our Cathedral and we get no help from the government. While I was away on a study course for priests someone from our parish called me and said we needed 2000 more tiles to make the roof over the church and sacristy water-tight. I was extremely worried, because we had run out of money and I hadn’t expected the costs to be so high. The total we needed was 30,000 bolivars. That night I couldn’t sleep, and I remembered how St. Josemaria used to tell us to have great trust in Providence. I prayed, “Father, if this is pleasing to God, help me, because you know I’m not doing all this for my sake but for the people. But if it isn’t pleasing to God, leave it all as it is.” In the evening prayer the next day I heard a voice within me telling me, “Have trust.” When I was in my room, at around 11 at night I got a text message saying “Father I want to contribute towards whatever is needed for the repairs to the church. Let me have the account number to send it to.” I did so, but thought that what one of the parishioners could give would not be very much.

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Far beyond my expectations

M., Spain

October 21, 2014

I did the Novena for Work to St Josemaria for a project at work to get under way and be maintained on a firm footing. The result was far beyond my expectations. I promised I would publish the favor. Thank you very much.

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The mortgage

A. B. C., Spain

October 21, 2014

I was two months behind with my mortgage payments. If I missed the payments for three months my bank would initiate repossession. It was a serious situation. I was owed money, but for certain special reasons it was very difficult for me to demand payment. Oddly enough, the sum I was owed was exactly the total of my two outstanding mortgage payments.

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Is the second time

M. P. S., Argentina

October 17, 2014

I want to be grateful for the second petition that Josemaría Escrivá complied. I asked him to help me in a job interview and he gave me security and I finally got the job. This is the second time that I asked something to Saint Josemaría and he helped me. I am really grateful!

A job

V. V., Paraguay

October 7, 2014

I had been looking for a job without finding one for 8 months, when I started the novena to Saint Josemaria, backing it up by saying the rosary. On the fourth day of my novena I got a good job. I am very grateful indeed.

In a fortnight

L., Chile.

October 7, 2014

My brother had been unemployed for a year. I prayed to St. Josemaria for him to find a job. Within a fortnight: favour granted.

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The same post but in my town

C., France

October 1, 2014

I did a Novena to ask St Josemaria to find me a job. A week after I finished it, I was offered a post but unfortunately it was too far from where I live and I had to turn it down. Two weeks later, I was offered the same post, but in the town where I live. Thank you very much, Saint Josemaria!

An eye infection

R., Uruguay

October 1, 2014

My son had a problem with his eyes. We had been to the doctor, but the trouble continued. Then I remembered that when my son was born St Josemaria had granted me many favours through his intercession before God. Before going into the doctor’s surgery I started praying to St Josemaria to intercede for his eye to get better. When the doctor had examined him, he told me, “I can’t find anything wrong, he can stop taking the medication. Thank God, the infection has cleared up.” I have no doubt that St Josemaria had helped a lot here, because his eye had been infected for six months already with no sign of improvement. Thank you, God!

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Having children

C. A. M., Mexico

September 24, 2014

I learned to pray from when I was quite young, receiving formation in a center of Opus Dei in Monterrey. After moving to Nuevo Laredo, I met a wonderful woman who is now my wife. Some members of her family have been unable to have children. I prayed for them quietly but with great devotion to St Josemaria, and after a time, two of them, my wife’s aunts, both had children. I attribute that to St Josemaria. At the same time, my own younger sister was suffering from sterility because of a problem with ovarian cysts. I prayed a lot for her to St Josemaria and after many attempts and seeing different specialists, she went to a doctor who was able to provide the right treatment and operations to enable her to have children. She now has a little boy and a little girl! She told me some time later that this doctor had told her that she was in Opus Dei. This was my confirmation from God that it was all due to St Josemaria’s intercession.

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A scholarship to Israel

G., Paraguay

September 24, 2014

I applied for a scholarship to Israel but I thought it would be very hard to obtain it. I prayed to St Josemaria. I was astonished when I got a call to say that I had been accepted – one of only thirty to succeed out of a hundred and fifty applicants. I’m so grateful to St. Josemaria for his intercession.


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