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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Infinite thanks

L., Chile

April 28, 2015

Infinite thanks to St Josemaria for favors received: my nephews and siblings all found jobs.

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Ten years

L. G. M., Argentina

April 28, 2015

Ten years have gone by since our son came home from an operation on his head and got straight on his bicycle and when we said maybe he should wait, he retorted, “The operation was on my head, not my feet!” Every day for the past ten years we have thanked God and Saint Josemaria, because thanks to his intercession that operation was a marvelous Miracle. When we took him to the Austral University Hospital in Buenos Aires for tests, we picked up a magazine with a picture of Saint Josemaria, and that very moment we started praying through his intercession for Felipe’s recovery, since the prognosis was very bad indeed. A few days later, on 18-03-2005 he was operated on by Dr. M. in F. Hospital. The outcome was so extraordinary that when Dr M. came out of the theater he could only say “It was a miracle.” Felipe woke up from the anesthetic asking for a fizzy drink as if nothing had happened…

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Novena for Work

C. G. K., Argentina

April 21, 2015

Ever since I first heard about him, around 1990, Saint Josemaria has brought me closer to Jesus and Mary in my work. I listened to some of his meditations and teachings. I have been sick for two years and undergoing chemo for a rare disease, which very few people in the world suffer from. I thank God that his Will is being done in my life, and I trust in Him with all my strength. Saint Josemaria helps me to say the Holy Rosary every day with our Blessed Mother Mary. I have not been able to work during these two years’ sickness. The favors I would like to share with you, received through Saint Josemaria’s intercession, are: his vital presence in my life ever since I learned about his work; and I prayed for my two sons, who are married with children, and my daughter-in-law, to get jobs, and now they have them. Now I am praying the Novena for Work that he may find a job for me, in my sick and disabled state. I know that God will prepare the right job for me to give glory to His Holy Name.

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A job for my son

L. E. G., Colombia

April 20, 2015

I give thanks to Father Josemaria for the favor received. I prayed through his intercession for a job for my son, and he has received a call offering him a place. Thank you!

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Favours in an old people’s home

T. P., Argentina

April 13, 2015

I visit some ladies in an old people’s home. One of them has a disease which atrophies her muscles. She is paralyzed from the waist down and finds it difficult to speak clearly. She is in a lot of pain. I gave her a prayer-card of St. Josemaria and after some time suggested that she should ask for his intercession. She told me that St. Josemaria is showering her with favors. For instance, she is very scared of thunderstorms. One day when there was a very violent storm she prayed that the rain would go away to somewhere where it was needed, and it stopped raining right then. Another favor: the carer who works the night shift had very little patience, and one night when she needed her and called her, but she didn’t come, she asked St. Josemaria to soften the carer’s heart a little, and that very instant, she came to look after her.

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Novena for the sick

M. V., Mexico

April 13, 2015

I write these lines in response to the request at the bottom of the novena card to St Josemaria Escriva. My father had to have ten sessions of radiotherapy to treat his cancer. By the end he was so ill that he had to be hospitalized. He spent ten days in hospital and a long time at home convalescing. The doctors and the test results were not good news, and the prognosis was alarming. I found the novena to St Josemaria on the internet, when I was desperately trying to find some prayer to say for the sick. As I prayed day after day, my father’s condition started improving. A month has now gone by, and he continues to get better little by little. Thank you, St Josemaria Escriva, for the help received through your intercession.

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I made the Novena for Work and my prayer was granted

R. N. S., Brazil

April 7, 2015

I made the Novena for Work and my prayer was granted. I began it without really knowing what I wanted. After finishing my degree in Social Service, I could not find anything that fit me in that field. I am a catechist, and I have always loved projects and jobs connected with Christian voluntary work. I prayed several times that God would help me find a job in some project of that kind. I prayed the Novena for Work, and after a year I gave up praying for it because I didn’t know what to ask for. At the beginning of this year I decided to put all my efforts into my professional work and training, and my first step was to make the Novena for Work. I went to the Opus Dei website to see the petitions other people were making and there I read that a young woman was praying for “A new job opportunity”. I thought that sounded exactly right and that God would send me whatever was best for me. I did the novena until the third day, and then I got a call offering me a job which I liked, but whose salary did not cover my needs. I turned it down, but the person whom I spoke to said that the offer remained open.

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On the third day of the Novena

L., Colombia

March 31, 2015

I would like to thank Saint Josemaria for the favour he granted me of keeping my job as a teacher. I prayed the novena on Wednesday last week and three days later my manager telephoned and gave me the good news. They were cutting down on staff because of budget cuts, and I was worried I would lose my job. I gave a copy of the novena to a friend of mine whose son is out of work at present, and I know that if they pray with faith, he will get a job. Many, many thanks to Saint Josemaria for favours received.

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The job we wanted


March 31, 2015

We were still in the middle of the novena to St. Josemaria today when my husband was given the job we wanted for him. It is perfect for him and very close to home – in the very next street! We had been waiting and hoping for four months, and the situation got worse and worse. My husband was losing hope, but he prayed with faith to this Saint, the friend of those in need, and between one day and the next he got the job he wanted. Thank God! This is the second time that St. Josemaria has interceded mercifully for my husband.

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Some good tenants

E. N., Colombia

March 24, 2015

I prayed the prayer-card repeatedly asking St Josemaria to intercede for us to find some good tenants, and the miracle was promptly granted. Thank you, dear Saint, for helping us through God’s power.

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Thank you, St Josemaria

A.R., France

March 18, 2015

After being jobless for many months I am infinitely grateful to St Josemaria for his intercession for my husband to find a job which suits him down to the ground.

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New job

A. M., Italy

March 17, 2015

A month before my wedding I was fired by the company where I had been working for several years. I prayed with great faith to our Lord, our Lady and Saint Josemaria for the strength to tackle the difficult period we were facing and for help to find a new job. After 20 days I now have a new job. Pray with faith and you will never be forsaken.

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Thank you


March 10, 2015

Thank you for helping me pass the Series 6 online midterm.

Rent rise

J., France

March 10, 2015

The rent on my house kept going up. I consulted several lawyers who assured me I had a case in law. But before taking any measures I appealed to St. Josemaria, and the matter was solved right off without any need for a court case.

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One favor after another

C., Spain

March 4, 2015

I always had a bad opinion of St Josemaria. My boyfriend, who has great devotion to St Josemaria, advised me to pray to him, find out about him, and learn to love him. And astonishingly, that is what happened. The first favor I asked him for perseveringly was for my mother to find work, and today she owns her own shop, which is going excellently. The second favor was for me to get into the faculty of medicine, which I had been trying to do for four years. I am a nurse, and as soon as I finished my nursing degree, I took the university entrance exam again. I got a good mark, like my previous one, and I asked St Josemaria for the favor of being able to enter the faculty of medicine. In July I was told that I had been admitted to a university – it was in a different city, but that didn’t matter to me. The entrance requirement had gone down miraculously and nobody thought it would. I know that he interceded directly in this case and I also know that he wanted me to finish my studies.

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