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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

After 49 years

M. L., Hong Kong

September 14, 2013

This happened a week before the Mass for St. Josemaria on June 26. I was doing my prayer one morning and the Holy Spirit inspired me to pray to St Josemaria for his intercession to bring my brother to "his" Mass (that is, Solemn Mass for St Josemaria in Hong Kong).

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Never give up!

C. L. Ng, Hong Kong

August 21, 2013

Early this year, my family decided to settle in Hong Kong. I thought finding work wasn’t that hard. I had a good job and good credentials back in the Philippines. However, three months had already passed and I had no luck in any interviews. I was disheartened and I thought of giving up and considered returning to Manila. My friend suggested I pray the Novena for work. I prayed for 9 consecutive days and waited and waited. It was hard to be patient but I know that St. Escriva never fails to intercede in small favors. I continued praying the novena. I believed that despite how hard the situation, there would be an answer and a reason for everything, because God never abandons. And in every moment in my life, St. Escriva is leading me closer to our Lord.

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Novena for work

M. H. N., Portugal

August 19, 2013

I want to give thanks to Saint Josemaria for all the many favors he has obtained for me, but today in particular because my daughter’s husband has found a job. When he lost his job he prayed the Novena for Work and at last he is in employment again. Thank you!

My sister

M. C., Italy

August 13, 2013

I have a sister who has a psychiatric illness. Four years ago she took a child’s toy and a bag from a shop. She was arrested and had to have two trials. After four hearings in two years, I prayed through St Josemaria’s intercession for help to bring this interminable process to an end, and also that I could adopt my poor sister as my “daughter”. On June 12 and 14 both cases against her were dismissed: I am very grateful to God for the intercession of St Josemaria, who has heard my devout prayer, offered through the prayer-card which I always carry with me, and the prayers of those who love me. I would encourage everyone to ask St Josemaria for favors with faith and persistence, especially in the month of June, when there is overflowing grace.

They all went to University

M. L. R., Colombia

August 1, 2013

As my husband is sick I am head of our family. Amidst poverty, job insecurity, and limited possibilities for education, I prayed to St Josemaria for my children to go to university. My oldest son graduated from the National University some years ago. My second son wanted to be a lawyer but we did not qualify for a grant and couldn’t get loans, so it seemed impossible. I prayed the novena every day until my son graduated. We obtained some financial support from an ex-magistrate and he studied at the Republican Corporation; he graduated on June 26 this year – we didn’t choose that particular date! I have a daughter who is now also at university, with a grant she was awarded because of her high marks at school. I continue battling as their mother and head of the family and everyone at home has made friends with St Josemaria.

Intercessor for my family


July 30, 2013

Because St. Josemaria loved the family institution so much, I have always prayed through his intercession whenever problems came up in my family. A little time ago, my parents had a serious crisis in their marriage, and were thinking of splitting up. This had happened before, but the difference this time was that the causes were much graver and so was their mutual hurt. In spite of this, I prayed through St. Josemaria’s intercession for this intention, and they had a reconciliation. They put the whole thing behind them and made a completely fresh start, and I can state for certain that they are closer and happier than they have ever been in almost 40 years of marriage. Thank you, St. Josemaria!

My football team and a job

L. A. A., Spain

July 26, 2013

I simply wanted to write about my gratitude to Saint Josemaria because June 1, during a football match, I prayed to him for my team to be moved up, and miraculously it was. That same week I prayed through his intercession for the wife of one of my colleagues to get a job, and surprisingly she got an interview within two days and started work the following week. Thank you Saint Josemaria for hearing my prayers.

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I got to the meeting on time

M. M., Perú

July 25, 2013

I had to make a trip for my work, and I had booked a return flight that would get me back in time to get to a meeting that had already been postponed several times because of the participants’ conflicting timetables. On the day for my return flight I went to the airport and was told I could not go on the morning flight because my ticket was conditional on there being a seat, and that flight was fully booked. The next flight left early in the afternoon, but there was not much chance of getting a seat on that one either. I went back to the place where I was staying, praying to Saint Josemaria to work the miracle of getting me a seat. I telephoned the airline office to see if there was any hope, and they told me to go to the airport just in case. So I went, and miraculously two passengers were unable to embark because their documents were not in order. I took that flight and got to my meeting in time. Ever since that day I have prayed the prayer-card of Saint Josemaria at the start of the day, asking him to help me organize my time well and get to everything punctually.


M. V., Guatemala

July 24, 2013

Every month my husband pays a fixed amount for household expenses into a bank account. Two days after he had done it, I went to a cash machine to take out some money, and I got a message saying that the transaction could not be completed. As I had to make some payments, I went to the bank to get out the money directly, but there they told me that the system was not working and that was why the cash machine did not complete the operation. A week later I went to the cash machine again and there was only a small amount available. In the bank they did not believe me when I told them what had happened the week before. I took a prayer-card of St Josemaria out of my bag and prayed it while the cashier spoke to someone on the telephone. When I got to the end of it, I waited for a minute and when the cashier finished talking on the phone she told me, “Just wait for a few hours for the transaction to go through and the money will be credited to your account.” I am so grateful to St Josemaria because I know that without his intervention before God, it would have taken 20 days as it normally does to solve the problem.

On the third day of the novena

J. V., Costa Rica

July 22, 2013

I was in urgent need of a job and began to pray the Novena for Work to Saint Josemaria. On the third day after starting this Novena it was granted, and now I’m working in my own speciality again. I am infinitely grateful to Saint Josemaria for the favour granted.

American citizenship


July 19, 2013

I wanted to give thanks for a favour granted through St Josemaria’s intercession. June 26, 2013, I prayed to receive a mail with news of my son’s new address for American citizenship, because we had been having problems in this regard since February. When we went to the offices nobody took any notice of us. I read a post on Facebook and decided to say the prayer to St Josemaria. The next day we got two letters confirming that the change of address had come through. All that is now left is for him to take the oath of allegiance, and I am also praying for this through St Josemaria’s intercession.

They gave me the job

M. S. C., Argentina

July 19, 2013

I wanted to tell people that I heard about St. Josemaria through a great friend of mine. She introduced me to him and I have given thanks every day since that wonderful encounter. Thanks to him, I have come back to God, and my life is much richer now with reference to faith. Next, I made a very special petition through his intercession: to get a job. On June 26 that year I had an interview. It was not easy because that day I had a terrible toothache. Afterwards I had a six-month wait until January 9 (the Opus Dei founder’s birthday) when I was told I had got the job. Thank you St. Josemaria! I am happy in my work and the people I work with every day.

Out of danger

J.G.B., Spain

July 17, 2013

A family member was seriously ill after a severe bout of pneumonia. I prayed for her through St. Josemaria’s intercession. I kept saying the prayer-card the whole time she was in hospital: 3 weeks in intensive care and 2 more on the hospital ward. After having been at death’s door, she is now out of danger and recovering steadily. I am grateful to the founder of Opus Dei for this. Thank you!

A guide

J., Spain

July 16, 2013

I am writing to express my gratitude to St Josemaria for all that he is doing for me. I was in a very difficult situation at work. I met a priest who is now guiding me through it. I am absolutely convinced it was St Josemaria who sent him to me. So thank you, Father!

She found she was pregnant

A., Argentina

July 4, 2013

A friend of mine had been married for 4 years and had not been able to have a baby. She told me about this and I suggested praying the prayer to Saint Josemaria every day for this favor. She was a bit prejudiced, but she agreed to do so. Two weeks after we started praying, she found she was pregnant. We attribute this favor to the founder of Opus Dei.


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