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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

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!

On the second day of the Novena

Argentina

July 7, 2014

On the second day of the Novena for Work, our Lord granted me the grace of a job for my daughter, teaching philosophy in a Catholic school. Thank you, Saint Josemaria.

A good job

I. V. Q., Spain

July 5, 2014

My husband set up a business but things did not go well. We were really worried and I promised Saint Josemaria that if he helped my husband to get a good job, the whole family would make a pilgrimage to Torreciudad. In two months he had his job and a month later we fulfilled our promise. We were overwhelmed. Thank you, God!

Personnel review

J. C., Peru.

July 4, 2014

Recently Saint Josemaria blessed me with his protection in my current job. There was a review of personnel and it looked as if I would be relocated to another part of the city. I prayed with great faith to Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer to help me get through the review successfully and to make sure I wasn’t relocated. The favor was granted to me, and so I want to bear witness to it. Four of my coworkers were made redundant and I am praying to Saint Josemaria to help them find good jobs soon.

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A competitive exam

A. G. B., Spain

July 3, 2014

I should have written down this favor some time ago, but better late than never. A very good friend of mine went in for a competitive examination for a job a few years back. She studied as hard as she could to prepare for it, applying to several county councils at the same time, because nobody knew when there might be another chance to take that exam. At the beginning of June that year she called me, in a state of discouragement. She had passed the exam but had come 16th, and there were only 15 jobs going. The lists had already been made public and there was nothing to be done.

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It was my dream job

N., Rwanda

June 9, 2014

I found out Opus Dei two years ago when I met a friend who invited me for a meditation. Ever since I have been attending meditations and it changed my life. Last year after finishing my studies I returned home in Rwanda, where I struggled to get a job. Then my friend sent me the Novena for Work of St Josemaria. I did it twice and afterwards I got a very good job which was beyond my expectations (it was temporary), and right after I was finishing my temporary job I got my current permanent job which is very good in a new international company that had just opened in Rwanda. It was my dream job and I am very happy now. And I know very well that I obtained this job through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady and St Josemaria Escriva, because on my own abilities and experiences it could have never have happened.

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He helped me start my career

B., Canada

June 9, 2014

After I graduated from university as a civil engineer I began my job search. I prayed Novena to St. Josemaria for work and soon afterwards I had received two job offers that helped me start my career. About a year later I was looking for work again because I wanted to do something more fulfilling than what I was doing at my previous job so I prayed the novena once again. And again without fail I found a job and one that I am currently very happy with where I am doing exactly what I want to do.

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Surprise pregnancy

M. J. M., Spain

June 3, 2014

In January 2013 I had my seventh miscarriage. In May 2013 I did a spiritual retreat and while I was there I read a booklet about favors received by many different people through St. Josemaria’s intercession. I decided to ask him for help: I did a novena to him asking for a successful pregnancy. In June we got the surprising news that I was pregnant and now, after a problem-free pregnancy, we are rejoicing in our new gift from God.

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Selling an apartment

Spain

June 3, 2014

DI would like to thank Saint Josemaria for granting me the favor of selling an apartment belonging to my brother and me, for which we had been completely unable to find a buyer. I prayed to Saint Josemaria for a long time but as he didn’t grant me this favor I stopped. Some months later I thought I could try again, and without much hope I started praying the prayer-card. When I could already see it was going to be difficult to obtain the favor, someone called wanting to view the apartment. To everyone’s surprise, he bought it. I write this to bear witness to Saint Josemaria’s miraculous power and intercession. It was hard work selling the apartment but he obtained the favor for us. I want to thank him and ask his forgiveness for having had so little confidence in him. Warm regards.

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