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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

I pray the prayer-card every day

G. D., Ecuador

October 25, 2013

I am grateful to St Josemaria all over again. I prayed through his intercession that some medical tests my mom was having for cancer would prove negative and that was what happened. Now I am praying to him to help me find a new job. I pray the prayer to St Josemaria every day and am doing the Novena for Work. Thank you, St Josemaria.

Not by chance

L., Ecuador

October 23, 2013

I wanted to ship a container abroad but when I applied for customs clearance, submitting all the documentation, they did a revaluation of our container. We did not have enough money to pay for clearance with the new valuation. This left me saddened and upset. Then my son told me to cheer up and pray to St Josemaria, because he always hears my prayer. So I prayed through his intercession to make a sale that same day which would provide us with enough money to pay the customs. Just then some clients came in and made a purchase. With that money and some family loans we managed to make the payment and get the container through. I think this was not by chance; it was undeniably a favor from St Josemaria, who interceded for us and enabled us to end the whole sorry affair.

I found the ring

C., Spain

October 23, 2013

I lost my mother’s wedding ring when I went to hospital for an MRI scan. I searched again and again but it wasn’t there. I started praying to St Josemaria for help to find it. Two hours later I got a call saying it had been found. It is of great sentimental value to me. Thank you St Josemaria for this favor which means so much to me.

St Josemaria protects my family

J. H. R., Mexico

October 21, 2013

Whenever there’s a difficult time in my family I have recourse to St Josemaria’s blessed intercession to appeal to his heart for my family’s needs, and he has always been there to hear me and protect us in our needs. On his feast-day, June 26, he gave us new proofs of his great love for our family. The very day I finished the Novena for Work, my husband started work in the company.

Negative result

J. G., Spain

October 18, 2013

Someone in my family had to have tests for a serious sickness. I prayed to St Josemaria that the result would be negative and through his intercession it was. Thank you!

The screw turned

J. A. G., Spain

October 16, 2013

It was the end of our vacation. The day before setting off home I checked the tire pressure and saw that one of them had a large nail in it. I took it to a garage to get it fixed. When the mechanic came to take the wheel off he asked me for the anti-theft device, something that fits onto the screw before it can be removed, so that the wheel can’t be stolen. But I had no idea where it was – it had gone missing some time before.

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I didn’t get one job offer but three!

L., Colombia

October 14, 2013

The firm I was working for in 2004 was closed down by the government. I was out of work from then on and my friends gave me every kind of novena to pray to find a new job. I prayed a lot, but time went by and I still hadn’t found work. Then a friend gave me the novena to Saint Josemaria. The same day I started it, my cellphone rang in the evening and it was someone offering me a job. The next day I got a call from another company and two days later another one.

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My recovery speeded up

P. J. F. C., Mexico

October 11, 2013

Five weeks ago I had an accident and broke my right foot in three places. When I went for an appointment in the fourth week, I prayed to St Josemaria that if the rate of recovery predicted by the doctors was a 5, he would speed it up to a 10. The doctor looked at the x-ray and without more ado took off the splint and prescribed some exercises. Five days later, I am hardly even using the crutch to walk, and I can get up and down the various steps and stairs along the way – OK it takes an effort. I give thanks for St Josemaria’s intercession because it was well noticeable. Among other providential things that happened the day of the accident, I met some people I knew who helped me a lot with the different arrangements I had to make.

He came home

M., Spain

October 3, 2013

Two years ago my husband went to work in Equatorial Guinea. It was a hard decision to make, but the job situation in Spain was really bad. He got home every two or three months so that we were able to get together with our children. But the last four months, his firm failed to pay him and the situation out there was getting more and more complicated.

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I trust St Josemaria

X. V., Peru

September 27, 2013

Some people don’t believe me but I trust St Josemaria to obtain miracles. Every time I have to take an exam at university and feel a bit nervous, I ask him to help me and he gives me strength. I am so grateful to St Josemaria because he always helps me in my studies when I deserve it. Another miracle he worked was that I was walking along and dropped a 5-sol coin. I couldn’t see it anywhere. It was getting late, so I prayed to St Josemaria to help me find it and that very same moment I saw it.

I achieved the mark I needed


September 26, 2013

I am at college and to enter university I needed a mark of 8.5. The last three times I took the exam I got lower marks. On July 2, 2013 I took the exam again, entrusting the result to St Josemaria. My mark for the exam was 8.6. I thank him for this great favor and I encourage all the faithful to pray to him even if they don’t obtain the favor straight away.

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They decided to begin again

A. P., Spain

September 23, 2013

My cousin called me in desperation saying that her husband was behaving coldly and unpleasantly and they were possibly going to separate. I sent her a prayer-card of St Josemaria and told her that we could both say it at the same time. She wasn’t really practising her faith, but she told me she did pray when she was in difficulties. Less than a week later she and her husband had a violent quarrel – and as a result, they decided to begin again. For the past year they have been closer than ever and very happy. I’m real grateful to St Josemaria. My cousin thinks of him as her friend and has come back to God.

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Why don’t you do the Novena for Work?

G. P., Argentina

September 20, 2013

Lately I have stopped practising religion. I had a job which I was not happy in because the legal position was not right. I began to look for another job but had no luck. My mother said why didn’t I do the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. Then I began to say one part of it every day and a few months later I got called for a job interview and here I am, in a new job and much better conditions. I wanted to put it on record that St Josemaria answers one’s prayers.

I got a house and a job

A.G., Spain

September 17, 2013

I am writing to tell you that on June 26 Saint Josemaria granted me two major favors. We have four children and we had been looking for a house to rent for two months, because on 15 July we had to leave the place we were in. All the possibilities that came up recently turned out impossible for unknown reasons. Three times, we had got to the point of signing the contract when the owners pulled out and we could not close the deal.

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Nicolas was born thanks to St Josemaria

M. C., Spain

September 16, 2013

Nicolas was born nine months ago. We had been married for eight years but had no children. My husband and I went to Rome in November for my brother’s ordination as a deacon and we prayed to St Josemaria in the Church of Our Lady of Peace for the favor of a child. In December I found I was pregnant. The pregnancy was wonderful and Nicolas is a strong, healthy baby. On June 26 we went to the Mass of St Josemaria celebrated in the Basilica of the town where we live, to give thanks for the gift God has granted us through the intercession of the founder of Opus Dei and our Mother Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption.


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