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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

The same post but in my town

C., France

October 1, 2014

I did a Novena to ask St Josemaria to find me a job. A week after I finished it, I was offered a post but unfortunately it was too far from where I live and I had to turn it down. Two weeks later, I was offered the same post, but in the town where I live. Thank you very much, Saint Josemaria!

An eye infection

R., Uruguay

October 1, 2014

My son had a problem with his eyes. We had been to the doctor, but the trouble continued. Then I remembered that when my son was born St Josemaria had granted me many favours through his intercession before God. Before going into the doctor’s surgery I started praying to St Josemaria to intercede for his eye to get better. When the doctor had examined him, he told me, “I can’t find anything wrong, he can stop taking the medication. Thank God, the infection has cleared up.” I have no doubt that St Josemaria had helped a lot here, because his eye had been infected for six months already with no sign of improvement. Thank you, God!

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A scholarship to Israel

G., Paraguay

September 24, 2014

I applied for a scholarship to Israel but I thought it would be very hard to obtain it. I prayed to St Josemaria. I was astonished when I got a call to say that I had been accepted – one of only thirty to succeed out of a hundred and fifty applicants. I’m so grateful to St. Josemaria for his intercession.

Having children

C. A. M., Mexico

September 24, 2014

I learned to pray from when I was quite young, receiving formation in a center of Opus Dei in Monterrey. After moving to Nuevo Laredo, I met a wonderful woman who is now my wife. Some members of her family have been unable to have children. I prayed for them quietly but with great devotion to St Josemaria, and after a time, two of them, my wife’s aunts, both had children. I attribute that to St Josemaria. At the same time, my own younger sister was suffering from sterility because of a problem with ovarian cysts. I prayed a lot for her to St Josemaria and after many attempts and seeing different specialists, she went to a doctor who was able to provide the right treatment and operations to enable her to have children. She now has a little boy and a little girl! She told me some time later that this doctor had told her that she was in Opus Dei. This was my confirmation from God that it was all due to St Josemaria’s intercession.

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A job I am happy with


September 17, 2014

A huge thank you to St Josemaria for helping me find a job that I am happy with!

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This noble Saint

C., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I had been asked to stop work at a time I least expected it and had not planned even when my contract had been renewed. I immediately started Novena to St. Josemaria and had planned to do 3 sets of the prayers - ie for 27 days before my notice period ends. I got a new contract on the 4th day of the 2nd set ie the 13th day and had to finish the novena in thanksgiving! I want to thank the noble saint for his prayers on my behalf and prayer that he provides for me a better contract after the current one elapse. Saint Josemaria - pray for us!

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Struggling to find a job

R., U. S.

September 17, 2014

My daughter was really struggling to find a job and was getting pretty down on herself. I prayed Novenas to Saint Josemaria Escrivá and she was offered a job the last day of the novena. So happy!! Thank you!!

After my business hit a new low…

T., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I have been running a business and things became really bad so I started looking for projects or a job in May. Despite my efforts of working on the first CV in 10 years and meeting up with recruiters nothing happened for two months. In July business hit a new low and the job market was slow. I prayed Novena to St Josemaria and I got two consulting projects in August (neither of them required my new CV)! Praise to the Lord . Special thanks to St Josemaria for his intercession.

I can't keep it to myself

A., U.K.

September 17, 2014

I am writing about this favour of saint Josemaria because I have received so many favours through his intercession that I just can't keep it to myself.
A friend of mine came to live in London with her family. One day she told me she had a problem, because they needed to find a house to rent and things were very complicated. At that moment I told her to pray to Saint Josemaria. I felt sure - I don't know why - they would get the house in nine days. So I started praying to Saint Josemaria. I must say I didn't pray the whole novena everyday, although I did pray to Saint Josemaria everyday. And on the ninth day, my friend sent me a message telling me that they had found a house! I carried on praying to saint Josemaria after that to give thanks for his intercession.

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On the fourth day of the novena

Y.B.D.L., Dominican Republic

September 12, 2014

I’ve been following the website of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer for the past five months or so. I read the spiritual reflections and all the other items. My husband had a job but his firm had to reduce their workforce and they made him redundant. He was unemployed for almost two months and our household bills were mounting up day by day. Although we were sure that God would help us we could see no solution.

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Thesis for my master’s

C. M., Portugal

September 8, 2014

I’ve received other favours from Saint Josemaria, but this last one was a great miracle. I was suffering from a dysthymic disorder which made it hard for me to concentrate or lead a normal life. The submission deadline for my Master’s degree thesis was one month away. I began praying to St Josemaria, and the very next day the medication began to take effect. Instead of feeling apathetic and listless I had plenty of energy. I finished the thesis, working hard and steadily, within the month. I myself could hardly believe the difference: my energy has come back to stay. Thank you again, my holy protector!

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I got a job offer both times

S., El Salvador

September 3, 2014

I have twice prayed the Novena for Work and both times I got a job offer! Thank you very much for your intercession, my dear St Josemaria.

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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