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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

Final exam

P., Spain

July 1, 2013

My daughter was facing a very tough final exam that she was really nervous about, as it was not one of her best subjects. She studied hard and offered up to the Lord all the effort involved in those hours of study. I prayed to St Josemaria to help her not to panic but to keep a clear head. In the end, with God’s help, through the intercession of St Josemaria and her own studying, it all worked out. Thank you.

I got the transfer

L.L., Colombia

July 1, 2013

I am a teacher. I stopped working when I got married. When our youngest daughter was nine I decided to go back to work and entered for a competitive examination for a teaching post. I prayed to St. Josemaria for help as it wasn’t going to be easy – I hadn’t taught for 16 years and I was competing against teachers who were either fresh from training, or had lots of experience. Thanks to St. Josemaria’s intercession I passed the exam, but the post I was allocated was in a fairly dangerous area, affected by the violence that my country is suffering from. My husband, my children and I all asked God and the Blessed Virgin, through St. Josemaria’s intercession, for the favor of a transfer for me to a place that was nearer where we live and not so dangerous, because where I was working, we often had to teach amidst shootouts between the local gangs. Also the travelling used up a lot of time and money. To qualify for a transfer I needed to have worked at least three years in the same school. However, after just one and a half years, I got a transfer to a new school.

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Aged 40

M.J.C., Colombia

June 27, 2013

My parents had been married for 15 years and had not been able to have children. My Mom underwent all sorts of treatments but with no success. When she was 38 she gave up trying and stopped any kind of treatment. Then a woman she met gave her a prayer-card of Saint Josemaria and she started praying it. Shortly afterwards, quite unexpectedly, she found she was pregnant with me. She had me when she was 40, and the doctors were surprised, since she wasn’t following any course of treatment. Her pregnancy was straightforward and despite my Mom’s age, I was born without any problem. My parents and I are very grateful. I would just add that I was born on September 14 – which we celebrate as the feast of the Lord of Miracles.

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Sales increased

T. J., Mexico

June 25, 2013

I have always received many favors through St Josemaria’s intercession. Like everyone’s, my business was severely affected by the economic downturn, and at that point I appointed St Josemaria as my business partner. Through his intercession, sales have increased and I no longer suffer such heavy losses.

The miracle of my daughter

A.G.S., Mexico

June 24, 2013

On January 23, 2007, I had a baby daughter. She was born with certain health problems. First I was told she had peritonitis, then that she had kidney and lung defects. Two days later the doctors said she had an enlarged heart and a grade 4 heart murmur. They told me she would not survive because she was seriously sick and there was nothing they could do. When we told this to my husband’s parents they give me a prayer-card of Saint Josemaria and told me to ask him to intercede for my daughter’s cure. My husband and I were exhausted with the strain of being in hospital and having nothing but bad news about our baby. My mother-in-law asked a priest to come and explain to me how to baptize the baby, because no-one else was allowed near her. I went in to see my little daughter, and I baptized her and said goodbye to her. I told her how much we loved her, and I left her a holy picture of Saint Josemaria with Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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A sports day favour from St. Josemaria

W. V., Nederlands

June 17, 2013

Sunday June 24, 2012, was the day for the second annual sports day organized by the parents of members of BeKa3 Club in Hengelo (Netherlands). It was held at the University of Twente, in the town of Enschede. The previous year’s sports day was an enormous success, because we had glorious sunshine for the sports themselves and the barbecue afterwards.

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I entrusted my intentions to him

S. B.,Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, June 13, 2013

I am writing this message to thank Saint Josemaria for hearing my prayers. I heard about him on the internet when I was searching for a novena for work. After reading several testimonies, I entrusted my intentions to Saint Josemaria, asking him for help to pass my exams. I did. I thank him for it again, and now I am making a new petition through his intercession: that I get my employment contract signed.

No after-effects

R. A., Mexico

Mexico, June 10, 2013

I would like to tell about a favor I received through St Josemaria’s intercession some time ago. 27 years ago my third child, who was three months old, was taken into Monterrey Hospital with bronchial pneumonia and cardio-respiratory arrest. He was sent straight to intensive care. I couldn’t see any sign of improvement. On the first day, the doctors who came round told my husband and me that our son had many complications and it was very possible that he might not survive. The same doctor, who was very young, asked if we were Catholics. We said yes, and he gave us a prayer-card of the Servant of God Josemaria Escriva (as he then was) and suggested we could pray through his intercession. We went straight to the church opposite the hospital to pray. The next day the ward round was at 6 a.m. The same doctor as before came out to tell us that our son had had a very good night, that he was getting much better, and that if he carried on that way, he would soon be moved out of intensive care to the ordinary ward. Finally, my son was discharged from hospital on December 29, without any after-effects from his sickness. I attribute this favor to St Josemaria Escriva, and I have entrusted myself to his intercession ever since.

I feared the worst

S.C., Honduras

June 1, 2013

Some weeks ago a lump appeared on my breast and I had to go and have tests. I was extremely worried and feared the worst. So I asked Saint Josemaria to intercede for me and, thank God, everything turned out well. I give thanks to God through Saint Josemaria Escriva’s intercession for the favour received.

Stolen from our car

J. A., México

May 27, 2013

A few days ago my daughter left her backpack in our car, and it attracted the attention of some delinquents, who smashed the car window and stole it. It was not only the broken window that bothered me, although I would have to pay for it myself as it was not covered by insurance. I was upset to see my daughter in tears about the loss of her school books, homework and school ID cards. With some friends we searched the surroundings for it, because we knew that when the thief or thieves found there were no valuables in it, they would throw the things away somewhere. It was already dark, and it was impossible to find anything that evening. I prayed to St. Josemaria that we might find my daughter’s possessions and school ID, because it was going to be difficult to get them replaced. Next day my daughter got a call on her mobile to say some ID had been found with her number on the back. The man who found them said he was caretaker at a football ground and he had found the things there, with other objects belonging to different people. I give thanks and bless God because whenever I prayer with faith to God our Lord through St. Josemaria’s intercession my problems diminish. Thank you!

I lost my ring

P. G., España

May 24, 2013

Several 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.

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He recovered from a stroke

M. F., Spain

May 22, 2013

I 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 partner

V. P., Spain

May 20, 2013

I 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.

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I gave him a prayer-card

R. F., Panama

May 20, 2013

About 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, 2013

I 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.

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