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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Novena for Work

M. H. F., Portugal

July 29, 2015

I did the
Novena for Work
, praying through St Josemaria’s intercession for a job for my brother-in-law, who was unemployed. Today, just as I was beginning a new Novena, to finish on 26th June (St. Josemaria’s feastday), I received the news that he has found a job within his specialization. I am very grateful for St. Josemaria’s intercession, and give thanks to our Good God.

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Publication of articles

B. D., Chile

July 29, 2015

I am a historian. More than a year ago I sent several articles to different academic journals to be considered for publication. Some weeks ago I began to pray to Saint Josemaria for my articles to be accepted for publication, as my academic career depends on it. Yesterday, on the anniversary of the day I began attending a Center of the Work, I received notification that one of my articles has been accepted for publication by a prestigious American journal. I am very grateful to St Josemaria for this favor, and I continue praying to him for the remaining articles.

A Special Favor

A. A. P., El Salvador

July 29, 2015

Thank you very much, St Josemaria, because through your blessed intercession I received a favor that was very special for me and my daughter. I am infinitely grateful to God and the Blessed Virgin for always being there for me and helping me.

A Job at the Age of 52

E., Poland

July 9, 2015

I am 52 and some time ago I lost my job. I spent 4 years looking for a job opportunity. Sometimes I found something but always far below what I am qualified for, which left me feeling very dissatisfied. I began to pray to St. Josemaria and after a month I met someone who helped me. Now I have a good job with a contract. I am sure that this happy outcome is thanks to St. Josemaria’s intercession. Thank you very much, and I am still praying.

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A Scholarship

M., Poland

July 2, 2015

I would like to give thanks with all my heart for the favor my daughter has received through Saint Josemaria’s intercession: she won a scholarship to be able to study at a well-known private secondary school. We are both very grateful for this favour.

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Maternity: a Lost Job and a Return to Work

A., Ivory Coast

July 2, 2015

First of all, forgive me, St. Josemaria, for taking so long to write about this favor. In 2013, with a very precarious employment contract, I became pregnant. I lost my job, and after the time for maternity leave had passed, it was very difficult for me to get back into the company. I did the Novena to St. Josemaria, and two months later they called me and gave me my job back. I am so grateful to this great saint for granting me this favor.

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Renewing My Documentation


June 17, 2015

Yesterday Saint Josemaria granted me a favor: I needed to renew my National Identity Card and a friend of mine did too. To do this, we had to go to Madrid, which meant losing a morning’s work. We found a good day to go, and planned to do several other useful jobs at the same time. But when we tried to make an appointment via the internet we saw that we would have to wait for several weeks. I didn’t give up, but telephoned, and was told that there was very little chance that, at the time we would arrive, anyone would be free to attend to us. I prayed the prayer-card to Saint Josemaria, and at the end I said, “And if you grant me this favor I’ll write about it.” When we got to the office the last two tickets went to my friend and me. They treated us very politely and... we didn’t even have to come back another day! Today I am thanking Saint Josemaria for always paying so much attention to our little worries.

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I Kept on Praying the Novena

A., Poland

June 17, 2015

I prayed the Novena for Work and got a job within two months. In spite of this, I kept on praying the novena, and six months later I was given a job that was ideal in every way. I went on praying the novena to give thanks for the job, and to be able to do it well. After some time a lot of problems came up, but the novena helped me. My contract was a short-term one, but it has just been renewed. I believe that my continuous prayer will lead me to find a permanent job.

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Step by Step

D. S., Mauritius

June 10, 2015

Eight months ago I found the Novena to St Josemaria by chance on the internet. I am praying it for my husband, who has been unemployed for two years, to find stable employment. He is 50, and although he has not yet found a job, he did get onto a state-funded training course which will make things much easier for him. I continue praying to St Josemaria with all my heart. I know that he has heard me and that he has proved it. I will keep praying with faith and without getting discouraged, because he hears me and lets me know that he does. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for protecting my family.

A Job For My Father

W. J., Poland

June 10, 2015

I want to testify to the favor my father received through St Josemaria’s intercession. He prayed the Novena for Work twice, and about two months later he found a job which we are all giving heartfelt thanks to God for. Now I am also praying to find employment, and I firmly believe that I will receive it through the intercession of this beloved Saint.

My Wallet

J. A., Mexico

June 2, 2015

I received a favor from Saint Josemaria, when after paying the parking lot and driving away, I reached my office 40 kilometers away and found that I didn’t have my wallet, containing my credit cards and various official identity cards. It was 45 or 50 minutes since I left the parking lot, which is a very busy one. I searched inside my car and checked all my pockets, and went to tell my boss that I’d lost my wallet. He gave me a 200-pesos bill and told me to cancel all my cards and go back to the parking lot to see if anyone had found it. It was then a Friday afternoon at around 4.30, and it took me another 30 or 40 minutes to get back there. All the way I was praying through Saint Josemaria’s intercession, begging that I may recover my wallet and that nobody will use my bank cards. I think I must have prayed more than one complete novena on that trip. As I waited at a red light I had time to check my debit card balance on my mobile, and I saw it was the same as 24 hours before: that gave me confidence to keep hoping I would find my wallet. I was quite calm when I got to the parking lot and asked the man in charge if he had my wallet. He said he would check with the other employees, and 10 minutes later an older man came up to me and took my wallet out of his pocket, saying he’d found it on the ground. I checked and found everything was in order. As a reward I gave him the all the cash I had plus the 200 pesos my boss gave me. I shook his hand and gave him a prayer-card of Blessed Alvaro. I never lost my faith that I would find my wallet, and instead of canceling the bank cards I trusted that Saint Josemaria would restore it to me. Thank God!

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A wonderful company

J. L. A., Philippines

June 2, 2015

I would like to manifest my warm gratitude to St. Josemaria Escriva whose intercession has brought me to a wonderful company. This happened 3 days after praying his nine day novena for work. Everyone is so friendly and makes me feel like I am a part of a huge family.

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A Job for My Daughter

A. C. B., Spain

May 27, 2015

I live in Murcia. I am the father of three daughters: A., 25, is a doctor; L, 23, qualified as a dental hygienist last December with high marks; and C., 15, is still at school. L. received a favor from St Josemaria which I want to relate here.

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A Special Favour

A. A., El Salvador

May 27, 2015

Thank you very much, Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. Ever since I was small, whenever I needed a favor I have appealed to you for help and you always helped me. Thank you for interceding for me again and obtaining for me the special favor I asked of you. Very many thanks!

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Work for a family member

M. D., Spain

May 19, 2015

Once again Saint Josemaria has interceded for us in our needs. I began the Novena for work for someone in my family to find a job that he could combine with his family life and his physiotherapy course, and now he has got it. Thank you, Saint Josemaria.

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