Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
It fills my soul with joy
M. A., Spain
June 26, 2011Someone in my family was applying for a very important post. I prayed to St. Josemaria every day that she would get it, if it was best for her. She got the job. I always say that St. Josemaria got her the job. Now there is a major problem: because of the economic crisis, posts are being cut, and she is set to lose her job at the end of June. I know that won’t happen, because St. Josemaria got her the job and he won’t abandon her. (...) She is very good, very hard-working and has a great sense of responsibility, and I know that St. Josemaria isn’t going to abandon her. Maybe all this suffering is so that she will end up closer to where the rest of the family lives, so she won’t be so lonely.
I passed the exam
June 20, 2011I used the Novena for Work to pray that St. Josemaria Escriva may grant me the favor of passing the 1st of 3 diplomate exams that I need to pass to practice radiology in my country. I just learned that I passed the exam less than 12 hours after it ended and everyone from the same part of our country who took the exam with me passed as well. Thank you St. Josemaria and all the glory to God!
A job straight away
June 20, 2011I was out of work for several months and in spite of all my efforts to get a job, the situation looked hopeless both in my own field and in any other. My mother gave me a copy of the novena to Saint Josemaria for work and we both started praying it on June 7. Days later a job offer turned up which was not in my professional field but time-wise was exactly what I needed to be able to combine it with looking after my family. I finished the novena on June 15, and on June 16 I got a call from the company giving me the job. I consider this as a grat favour from the founder of Opus Dei.
A fall from a ladder
D. X., Portugal
June 17, 2011Even though it’s a year since it happened I have decided to write down this favour received through St Josemaria Escriva’s intercession. My husband went up a ladder to mend the door of a kitchen cupboard. He fell backwards off the third step and hit his head on the cooker. He has had replacements to both hips and we were afraid that he had broken one of them, or a bone.
They almost cut off the electricity
B.M., El Salvador
June 13, 2011My husband lost his job and we decided that he would start working as an independent consultant. It was a very difficult decision, because one of the consequences was that we would not have a fixed monthly income.
K.R., El Salvador
June 12, 2011In 1996 we were living in a neighboring country to our own. One of my daughters was chosen to take part in an international competition. We were rather short of money and so I said to Saint Josemaria, “If you want us to go to the competition, you’ll have to get us the money, and all the glory will be for God.”
What caught my heart was the picture of this saint
June 10, 2011I would like to share with you how powerful St. Josemaria's intercession is.
In this difficult economic situation my son who had recently graduated from the university with a masters had an extremely difficult time finding employment. This situation lasted for months and it looked as if the longer he was without a job the more his chances of finding one would dwindle.
A job out of the blue
June 8, 2011I promised St. Josemaria Escriva that I would publish my testimony on a prayer answered. I had been without a job for a little over a year. I was laid off from a company that I had been employed with for over 10 years. It was a very painful experience for me because my termination involved people that I trusted so much. I would say it was kind of a betrayal. I applied several times back at this same company got interview invitations but was never selected. I still continued my novena to this wonderful saint.
No-one outdoes God
June 5, 2011In 2006 the last of my brothers to emigrate arrived in the USA from our home country. (...) He had stayed behind to complete his medical studies, and then came over. He then prepared for the tough exams to qualify for work. We thought that was all, but there was more. The most difficult part, in fact the impossible part, was getting a place to work in a hospital in California.
I got the papers
D., São Paulo (Brazil)
June 3, 2011I did a novena to St Josemaria that I could obtain the papers of my apartment. I didn’t know how to get them except by praying through St Josemaria’s intercession. Today, May 13, 2011, I have the papers of the apartment where I live.
Prayers, worrries and tears
June 1, 2011My husband is a brilliant worker with lots of experience, but in the last few years, because of the economic crisis, which severely affected his field, work became so scarce that we had to ask for loans from banks and from relations.
A good job in China
May 25, 2011I had been working in China for almost 2 years. My wife and 2 college kids were back in the States. My wife decided to leave her job as a principal of a wonderful Catholic school in the Pittsburgh area to join me in China. Initially she enjoyed the downtime from the very stressful job of being a school principal. About 3 months after coming here she started to suffer minor depression. She needed a job. I worked long hours and since we were empty-nesters she spent many of those long hours alone at home. She searched the local China classifieds and websites for possible teaching jobs. We had lived overseas before and she had over 14 years of international school teaching experience. We thought it would be a very easy for her to find a job. We were wrong. 2, 3, maybe 4 times she was shut down on a potential opportunity. This was very depressing for someone with her experience coming off probably the best job of her life. About that same time I had read a testimonial about someone who had found a great job after completing the St. Josemaría Novena. I found the Novena and ran off a copy. My wife and I completed the Novena together: her for a new job, me to be able to do my job better. Almost to the day we finished the Novena, she was contacted by a new international school that needed teachers and admin people with experience. The school was created to help students who wanted to attend the local international schools but needed help to pass their tough entry exams. She was interviewed for the job and was hired on the spot. Thank you St. Josemaría for your intercessions and thank you for helping my wife find a job that utilizes the wonderful skills and talents our Lord has given her.
I had only two months’ savings left
May 22, 2011I am 47 and have been out of a stable job for one year. I’m well qualified but either there are no jobs available or the hours were all wrong for me. I’ve been praying to St Josemaria every day for many years. Now especially for a proper job, as I only had two months’ savings left to support my family, which now includes a beautiful new baby girl born this February. Last Friday morning I went out on an errand, preoccupied with my problem. Just at that moment I got a text on my cellphone from one of the most important firms in my line of work, saying “Just one question: would you be prepared to join the firm for at least one year?...”
Let me sleep a little
France, May 19, 2011I’ve been in Opus Dei since 1970, I met St Josemaria in Barcelona in 1972 and I have immense devotion to him. I’m now 90 and have an iron constitution.
However, on the way to Mass last Sunday I fell and broke my forearm. After Mass I went to hospital. They operated on it and put it in plaster. Forty-eight hours later I got home and went to bed. Suddenly I started shivering all over, and felt very cold indeed. It must have been because of resting at last after two days’ stress.
My first job
C.C. - U.S.A
May 18, 2011I prayed a novena for 9 days to St. Josemaría Escrivá for employment. As a college graduate I was having a difficult time finding a job my financial responsibilities were becoming a burden on me and my family. I needed a job. I'm here to testify that I will be starting my first job as a new grad soon. Thank you St. Josemaría Escrivá for interceding to Our Heavenly Father on my behalf!
List of Contents
- It fills my soul with joy
- I passed the exam
- A job straight away
- A fall from a ladder
- They almost cut off the electricity
- Gold medal
- What caught my heart was the picture of this saint
- A job out of the blue
- No-one outdoes God
- I got the papers
- Prayers, worrries and tears
- A good job in China
- I had only two months’ savings left
- Let me sleep a little
- My first job
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