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The job where I could help people most

Alejandro S.

Chile, January 5, 2011

I was head of department for a firm in Concepción, Chile. After two years there I asked for a transfer to Santiago City, for a similar position in the same firm. After the interview process everything seemed to be going ahead, so at that point I proposed one of the people working for me as my replacement in Concepción. To make sure everything turned out well I started the ‘Novena for Work’ to Saint Josemaria Escriva.
Then I heard the news that the post I had been accepted for had mysteriously been given to someone else. Given the circumstances my only option was to stay in my post in Concepción, but that would be unfair on my replacement, who had already made arrangements to step into the job. Which meant I was going to fall between two stools. I didn’t give up hope, but kept on praying the Novena for everything to turn out well for everyone concerned, and for me to get the job where I could help people the most.
Two days ago I got a call from work. They confirmed that I could move to Santiago and take up the post I’d applied for. I attribute this to Saint Josemaria. So I’m continuing the Novena till January 9, but in thanksgiving, and after that I’ll keep praying it to be able to do a good job.

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