Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
I lost my ring
P. G., España
May 24, 2013Several months ago I lost a ring that is of great personal value down the back of the sofa at home. It slipped down between the cushions and I couldn’t find it. We tried time and again to get it out by moving the sofa, shaking it, taking off the cover, etc. But the ring didn’t appear. It must have got caught in the springs and was impossible to locate. So I decided to pray the prayer to St. Josemaria every day for his help. After six months – perhaps constancy in prayer helps – when it seemed quite hopeless, the ring appeared one evening on the floor of the room. I am so grateful to God for granting me this favour through St. Josemaria’s intercession.
He recovered from a stroke
M. F., Spain
May 22, 2013I want to thank Saint Josemaria for hearing my prayers through his novena and granting me the grace that my father, who had a stroke almost four months ago, has recovered miraculously in spite of all his sufferings. I recommend everyone to have faith in Saint Josemaria’s intercession, because every time I have prayed for something my prayer has been heard, and I have never felt abandoned, but just the opposite: our Saint brings me closer and closer to God and our Blessed Lady. Thank you, Saint Josemaria!
My new business parter
V. P., Spain
May 20, 2013I have constantly received favours from St Josemaria. For the past two years, as soon as I get up in the morning I thank him for the day we are about to start in his company, and I say the novena for Work. In October 2012 I took the first step towards buying a business belonging to someone I know who was retiring. I didn’t have huge resources, but with my parents’ help I managed the first payment. In November I made the second one. The problem began when, a month later, I had to make the final payment, but my financial situation was catastrophic: bills unpaid by clients, wage payments, a slump in sales… The seller gave me until the end of the year to make the final payment, and if not I would lose the money paid so far. Christmas was a real Calvary for me. I couldn’t sleep at night. I prayed to St Josemaria to help me, because I was in danger of losing the business I had put so much into. The deadline for payment was extended to January 6, but with just three days to go, I only had 300 euros in my pocket and I had to find 12,000.
I gave him a prayer-card
R. F., Panama
May 20, 2013About two weeks ago I went to a restaurant with my Dad. One of the people there was the brother of the owner of a consultancy. Apparently another brother of theirs was seriously ill in hospital after a haemorrhage. I had a prayer-card of St Josemaria on my and I gave it to him. My Dad explained who he was. Just now, my Dad called me to say that this man had called him in great excitement because his brother was almost on his feet again. They never stopped saying the prayer-card.
He found a job
M. C., Spain
May 20, 2013I was praying the novena to St Josemaria Escriva for the intention of finding a job for a relation, who is going through a very difficult situation. Her husband has been out of work for 4 years. At the beginning of April he went to the unemployment office to see if they could give him any help and they said no. After praying for nine days, they seem to have found some work to do so that they can pay their bills and keep the family together. Thank you very much, St Josemaria.
The key on the grass
I. M., UK
U.K., May 17, 2013Have you cut the grass this Spring? My friend asked me last night. We hadn't because the grass has not started growing yet. He wanted to know because over 4 months ago at the beginning of the winter he had slipped and fallen a couple of times on the icy drive. And when he got to his car he realized that he had lost a key. Now perhaps for in Scotland the sun still shines brightly at this time of the year we might find it. We had a look at the gravel on the drive and on the lawn and it was not to be found. As my friend went to the car I began to look again to no avail. “Come on Father!”, I implored. And right there where I had looked before was bright shining key almost sitting on the grass after all these months! My friend was about to drive off when I asked him whether this was the key. Indeed it was. “Thanks Father!"
May 15, 2013Since being diagnosed with depression I have been frequently seeking St. Josemaria's intercession... I know my healing has a long way to go but I always feel better with his help. Interestingly my emotional limitations has not interfered with my work or my social relations. For that alone I am truly grateful.
Where are the car keys?
May 13, 2013I wanted to write and thank St Josemaria for a favor received yesterday. I went jogging along the sea promenade, which was very full of people because it was nice and warm. I ran quite hard for 50 minutes. When I went back to get the car to go home I realized that I’d lost the car keys. I would have to retrace my steps the whole way and look for them and find out if anyone had picked them up. The promenade is long and fairly wide, so it was going to be really difficult to find them. The fact is that I remembered to pray to St Josemaria for this, and I told him that just as he did favors for other people, why shouldn’t he do one for me? I said the prayercard, not with very much conviction to tell the truth, and asked him that I might find the keys as soon as I finished saying the prayer, so as not to have to go over the whole way again. Imagine my surprise when, just as I got to the end of the prayer, I found the keys on a bench where someone had put them. Thank-you, St Josemaria, for everything, and for having rescued me from the mess I would have been in if I’d lost them.
My twin sons
May 11, 2013I have twin sons. They are now grown up, and were getting on very badly, so I prayed hard to St Josemaria for their relationship to improve, and it has. I thank St Josemaria for his intercession before God. I have also prayed for his help with other problems, and they were solved too.
They help me keep going
May 9, 2013Thank you St. Josemaria for always being there for me. I want to thank you because I prayed very hard for your intercession for two exams I had to take and they went well – I was even congratulated in the oral exam, which I’d been so nervous about. I know you are with me at this very moment. As well as that, I was on the point of losing my job, but I did the Novena for Work and everything got sorted out. Things at work are difficult, but I trust that Jesus and St. Josemaria will help me keep going.
Reading other favors
May 7, 2013I lost my job in January 2013. My brother invited me to have a chat with an Opus Dei priest. I called him and talked to him. After that I met another priest who gave me a newsletter about St. Josemaria. I started to read it on my way back to my apartment, and found testimonies by people writing about the miracles worked in their lives through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva, so I also prayed, as a miracle, that I would be given the job I had had an interview for a few days before. I said the prayer to St Josemaria and now I am sending this thank-you from the computer in my new office! Thank you very much for your intercession, St. Josemaria.
I heard of him one June 26
A. G. D., Ecuador
May 3, 2013I first heard of St. Josemaria by chance when, on entering the Cathedral in my city, I found that the Mass of his feast was being celebrated. It was June 26, about three years ago. There I was given a little book called Holy Rosary by the Founder of Opus Dei with points for prayer. From then on I did some research about him, and I liked what I found. I had never asked St. Josemaria for anything, but just over a year ago I began to do the Novena for Work because I lost my job, and before I finished the Novena, I was offered a job in a company and am still working there now.
The PC stopped working
May 1, 2013I was writing an article on the computer and I hadn’t yet saved it when the PC froze, and seemed to have stopped working altogether. It had been really difficult writing the article, and I didn’t want to lose it for no reason. Also I needed the computer for my work. Straight away, as I have done other times, I prayed to God through St. Josemaria, but as it still didn’t start working again I decided to unplug it and wait for a bit. I put a prayer-card with a relic of St. Josemaria on top of it. After a while I turned it on again and, just as I prayed would happen, the latest version of my article had been saved. I am very grateful to God for this little favor and for granting it through St. Josemaria’s intercession.
The hemorrhage stopped
April 29, 2013Five years ago, a friend invited me to an Opus Dei center in Chihuahua. She gave me a little booklet and a prayer-card of St Josemaria. I read the booklet over several days, but I had some doubts. I never went back to that Opus Dei center, but around that time my brother-in-law had an abdominal hemorrhage and was taken into hospital for an operation, during which he received nearly 50 units of blood. After some hours the surgeon came and told my sister that she should be prepared for the worst, because there was almost nothing more they could do for my brother-in-law. I’ve always loved him like a brother, and I burst out crying and fell to my knees. I got out the little booklet of St. Josemaria and the holy picture of him with the prayer. I began to pray through his intercession for my brother-in-law to recover. I prayed desperately, and in front of everyone there I said the rosary, and said to Jesus that my brother-in-law had already suffered a lot, ever since he was a child. One or two hours later the doctors came to say that the hemorrhage had stopped, and that it seemed miraculous. So although I never went back to the Opus Dei center, I want to give testimony now that St. Josemaria Escriva interceded before Jesus Christ, and we were granted a miracle. My brother-in-law says I saved his life, because everyone told him how I’d prayed for him. It wasn’t I who saved his life, it was God, who never fails us.
My father's cancer
April 27, 2013Ten years ago my father was diagnosed with cancer. I said the prayer-card of St Josemaria non-stop. He had radiotherapy, and today he is in quite good health and with no ill-effects from his sickness.
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