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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

After my business hit a new low…

T., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I have been running a business and things became really bad so I started looking for projects or a job in May. Despite my efforts of working on the first CV in 10 years and meeting up with recruiters nothing happened for two months. In July business hit a new low and the job market was slow. I prayed Novena to St Josemaria and I got two consulting projects in August (neither of them required my new CV)! Praise to the Lord . Special thanks to St Josemaria for his intercession.

A job I am happy with


September 17, 2014

A huge thank you to St Josemaria for helping me find a job that I am happy with!

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This noble Saint

C., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I had been asked to stop work at a time I least expected it and had not planned even when my contract had been renewed. I immediately started Novena to St. Josemaria and had planned to do 3 sets of the prayers - ie for 27 days before my notice period ends. I got a new contract on the 4th day of the 2nd set ie the 13th day and had to finish the novena in thanksgiving! I want to thank the noble saint for his prayers on my behalf and prayer that he provides for me a better contract after the current one elapse. Saint Josemaria - pray for us!

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I can't keep it to myself

A., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I am writing about this favour of saint Josemaria because I have received so many favours through his intercession that I just can't keep it to myself.
A friend of mine came to live in London with her family. One day she told me she had a problem, because they needed to find a house to rent and things were very complicated. At that moment I told her to pray to Saint Josemaria. I felt sure - I don't know why - they would get the house in nine days. So I started praying to Saint Josemaria. I must say I didn't pray the whole novena everyday, although I did pray to Saint Josemaria everyday. And on the ninth day, my friend sent me a message telling me that they had found a house! I carried on praying to saint Josemaria after that to give thanks for his intercession.

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Struggling to find a job

R., U. S.

September 17, 2014

My daughter was really struggling to find a job and was getting pretty down on herself. I prayed Novenas to Saint Josemaria Escrivá and she was offered a job the last day of the novena. So happy!! Thank you!!

On the fourth day of the novena

Y.B.D.L., Dominican Republic

September 12, 2014

I’ve been following the website of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer for the past five months or so. I read the spiritual reflections and all the other items. My husband had a job but his firm had to reduce their workforce and they made him redundant. He was unemployed for almost two months and our household bills were mounting up day by day. Although we were sure that God would help us we could see no solution.

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Thesis for my master’s

C. M., Portugal

September 8, 2014

I’ve received other favours from Saint Josemaria, but this last one was a great miracle. I was suffering from a dysthymic disorder which made it hard for me to concentrate or lead a normal life. The submission deadline for my Master’s degree thesis was one month away. I began praying to St Josemaria, and the very next day the medication began to take effect. Instead of feeling apathetic and listless I had plenty of energy. I finished the thesis, working hard and steadily, within the month. I myself could hardly believe the difference: my energy has come back to stay. Thank you again, my holy protector!

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I got a job offer both times

S., El Salvador

September 3, 2014

I have twice prayed the Novena for Work and both times I got a job offer! Thank you very much for your intercession, my dear St Josemaria.

Change of workplace

G., Argentina.

August 22, 2014

The possibility arose that I might move to a different workplace still with the same company. It would be closer to home and with different responsibilities. A friend gave me the Novena for Work and told me to ask St. Josemaria for this favor. At first I just prayed like a spoilt child, “I want, I want, I want…” but on the second day my heart started to change, and I realised that I was in God’s hands. On the fourth day of the novena, I told my coworkers about how I was changing, and said I realised that I was usually taken up with my own needs and never helped others because I was dulled by my own selfishness. By the final days of the prayer, my petition had changed. I did not obtain the change in workplace, but I am absolutely convinced that I’m meant to stay where I am, being the person God wants me to be, being happy in the work I do and with my coworkers, who are so dear to me. So I thank St. Josemaria for being with me, teaching me and guiding me in this process.

A job for my husband

M. M. E., Mexico

August 20, 2014

I am writing to say thank you because through St Josemaria’s intercession my husband was able to find a job when we were desperate. Some time ago I had been given a prayer-card, and I prayed it with great faith. Thank you, Saint Josemaria Escriva, for this wonderful favor. Everyone pray to him with faith and he will obtain an answer to your prayers

The campus restaurant

K. N., Germany

August 14, 2014

I want to bear witness to a favor from Saint Josemaria that has been granted to me today. I suffer from severe lactose intolerance, and since I could hardly eat anything on offer, I decided not to pay the charge for the university campus restaurant. In support of this decision I submitted to the University a medical certificate of my condition. Last year they sent me three demands for payment saying that they no longer accepted that type of certificate, because there was provision made for lactose intolerance in the campus restaurant (in my opinion, it was totally inadequate). I protested against this demand for payment, because I felt I was being treated unjustly, but I got no reply. I thought the matter had been solved, but two days ago I received a new demand for payment, this time including interest charged on the outstanding amounts. I explained my situation again, and confidently invoked St Josemaria’s intercession, for the University to understand me and cancel the payment demands. I have just received an email saying that I don’t have to pay. Thank you! Thank you, St Josemaria!

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Just keep on praying

M. B., Switzerland

August 4, 2014

I am an architect working in Switzerland and in November of last year was told that I was being laid off after working almost 10 years with a company. I was heart-broken as they had become like my family but business was not good and it was a difficult decision - even for them - to make.

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Attacks of fever

E. S., Germany

August 4, 2014

Reading the favors published on the internet encouraged me to invoke St Josemaria too. I was suffering from attacks of fever and cardiomuscular problems. I prayed to St Josemaria repeatedly, and little by little the attacks of fever started to disappear and so did the heart pains, so that I was able to go to work. Thank you very much, St Josemaria.

A physics question

R. E., Guatemala

July 23, 2014

In 2012 I was 16 and was in the fourth year of the Baccalaureate. I failed a very important section of fundamental physics, which I found especially difficult. I began to re-do it and everything went well until the problems got progressively more difficult and there was one that I had to spend a lot of time on. I had attempted it 5 times already and I could not get the solution. I was getting more and more desperate, using the eraser until the piece of paper ended up grey and crumpled. I burst into tears at my own inability to get the solution. Then I remembered that I had a prayer-card of St Josemaria in my pencil-case. I got it out with a lot of faith and, still crying, began praying it in the certainty that he was going to help me. When I finished praying, I dried my tears, took a new piece of paper, sharpened my pencil, took a deep breath, and began to work through the problem again. I was astonished at the way I was able to solve it using a method that maybe I hadn’t applied before. When I got to the solution, it matched the correct answer. I was so excited I started jumping and dancing for joy. I thanked St Josemaria from the bottom of my heart for the favor received.

I am now working for a finance company

D. C. M., Colombia

July 16, 2014

I am writing from Medellin, in Colombia. I prayed a novena to St Josemaria Escriva, and I have now been working for a month in a finance company. I give thanks to this wonderful saint. Now I understand that when you pray for something with faith, it is granted. I am writing about this because I found the address on the back of the prayercard and it said to write in with favors received to the office for the causes of the saints of the Opus Dei Prelature. Have a good day!


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