Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
Novena for Work
C. G. K., Argentina
April 21, 2015Ever 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.
A job for my son
L. E. G., Colombia
April 20, 2015I 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!
Favours in an old people’s home
T. P., Argentina
April 13, 2015I 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.
Novena for the sick
M. V., Mexico
April 13, 2015I 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.
I made the Novena for Work and my prayer was granted
R. N. S., Brazil
April 7, 2015I 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.
The job we wanted
March 31, 2015We 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.
On the third day of the Novena
March 31, 2015I 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.
Some good tenants
E. N., Colombia
March 24, 2015I 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.
Thank you, St Josemaria
March 18, 2015After 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.
A. M., Italy
March 17, 2015A 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.
March 10, 2015The 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.
March 10, 2015Thank you for helping me pass the Series 6 online midterm.
One favor after another
March 4, 2015I 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.
The answer came right on the ninth day
March 4, 2015I would like to tell you about a favor received after my prayer to Saint Josemaria. I had been unemployed for the past six months, and after many unsuccessful attempts to get a job I prayed to Saint Josemaria through the Novena for Work. The applications I had made to obtain a particular job, in which I was very interested, suddenly all went through, and right on the ninth day the answer came, offering me the job. Thank you very much, Saint Josemaria.
The novena for work
February 24, 2015I would like to let you know that some months ago I found the Novena for Work on the internet, and that same moment I started to pray it. The intentions I prayed for were: to do my duty better and that if possible our Lord would give me a job which I could enjoy more and develop my capacities better. I am a mechanical engineer, and looking back I can see I have been blessed by God in many ways and, among other things, I have never been out of work. I worked as a mechanical designer, a post in which I have learned a lot about how machines work, but I did not feel totally fulfilled.
List of Contents
- Novena for Work
- A job for my son
- Favours in an old people’s home
- Novena for the sick
- I made the Novena for Work and my prayer was granted
- The job we wanted
- On the third day of the Novena
- Some good tenants
- Thank you, St Josemaria
- New job
- Rent rise
- Thank you
- One favor after another
- The answer came right on the ninth day
- The novena for work
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