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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

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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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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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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My five-year-old daughter

Costa Rica

May 28, 2014

I am writing to tell everyone about a favor received today from St Josemaria. I was with my family at an International Arts Fair attended by hundreds of thousands of people. My younger daughter, five years old, got lost one night. I was with my elder daughter and in a matter of seconds we lost sight of her. We notified the police and I started praying to Saint Josemaria, our Guardian Angels, and Jesus, to bring her back to me. Our mobiles were not working and she still didn’t appear. Every second seemed like an eternity, and my husband, who was with another of our children, was not answering his phone either. There was no sign of her. About 10 minutes went by, and then I got a call from a young woman called Kimberley: my daughter was with her! There were several people standing round her and when we arrived they all started clapping.

Internet search

M. G. M., Spain

May 28, 2014

After two and a half years working for the same company, facing up to extreme situations that drained me of strength and weakened my Faith, my company made me redundant in December 2013. My whole world came crashing down. I had to go back to my home town because I couldn’t afford to live elsewhere, leaving behind the life I’d built up with all the special people who were part of it. Two weeks ago I saw that things just weren’t working out. I was having difficulty even getting my driving license, and everything was a mess.

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Finding a better-paid job

J. Q., Mexico

May 27, 2014

I first heard of St Josemaria a year ago. In March 2013 I began to read The Way, and was amazed at this book and its message. I began watching videos of St Josemaria, and felt his closeness more and more. I prayed to him regularly, and could feel his help every day: I prayed to him for my family and a project I undertook, which did not turn out well. However, I never became discouraged, because I knew that something would come along later. I trusted fully in God and, as St Josemaria said, “Omnia in Bonum!” Everything will turn out for the best! Not having any means of support I found a temporary job which helped a lot, but I continued looking for something better.

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St. Josemaria’s picture

M. C. P., Spain

May 19, 2014

I finally made up my mind to write this down. To summarize the story of me and St. Josemaria: we have lived in Alcorcon for the last 14 years. 9 years ago I met a friend who is a Supernumerary. I didn’t know the Work before. There’s no church near where we live, and by God’s grace a new church dedicated to St. Josemaria is now about to be built. Having given that summary, I want to say that my 6-year-old daughter prayed before a picture of St Josemaria for me to get a job. This was on December 26, 2013. On January 5 this year, I got a call to join a working group. I am happy and so is my whole family. I started work on January 9, St. Josemaria’s birthday. I am very grateful. Thank you, St. Josemaria!

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An excellent job

V., Costa Rica

May 19, 2014

I would like to tell people that through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady and St Josemaria Escriva, I got an excellent job when I had just finished praying the novena. It’s unbelievable, because I’m 54 and have been jobless for some time. I had to keep working to support my children through their studies. I have known about St Josemaria ever since I was young, so I appealed to him and he helped me. I’m so grateful to God for enabling me to know Opus Dei.

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