Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
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.
On a spiritual retreat
H. N. G., Guatemala
April 26, 2013In October last year I received a very special invitation, to go on a spiritual retreat organized by people of Opus Dei. I went with high expectations, but I never imagined how it would change my life. I remember that we said the rosary, and when we commended ourselves to our Holy Mother’s protection my ears began to hear, and my heart began to understand. This great moment in my life arrived thanks to St Josemaria. I entrusted myself to him with confidence in his holiness and his intercession before God. Now I feel so blessed by having Jesus in my heart, bringing me ever close to Himself. I regularly read St Josemaria’s writings, finding in them a personal message and an example of how to live. Without forgetting the immense love and company of our Holy Mother Mary, who took my hand with unconditional love and keeps close to me day by day. Thank you, Saint Josemaria!
When I heard about St Josemaria
April 25, 2013I had just moved house, and one Sunday when I was getting ready to go to Mass, my neighbour came and asked if I wanted to read about the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva. I asked who he was, and she gave me a magazine about his life and works, plus a little prayer-card of St Josemaria. At 5 o’clock that afternoon I started reading about his life, and when I got to the part with the prayer, I looked him in the eyes and I was really struck by his look and his smile, and as if I was chatting to him I said, “Josemaria, if you would kindly help me please, I’m asking you for a job.” About three hours went by, and around 8 in the evening the telephone rang: it was a cousin of mine who told me that if I wanted a job, I should go to an address she gave me at 9 o’clock the next morning. I can’t express how I felt, I was so unbelievably grateful! From then on I have been telling everyone I know about how Saint Josemaria’s intercession has helped me.
April 15, 2013Ever since I heard about Saint Josemaria I always have recourse to him and he has never failed me. At work, I was asked to take a training course which was very important for my career. It was at great personal cost, because I have two small daughters and no help except my husband. Studying for this professional qualification was hard because it was in another country and there was also the pressure of the post I hold within the company. I prayed to Saint Josemaria for his help and company during my studying and the exam, and I passed! Once again I can confirm that faith and Saint Josemaria’s intercession help you achieve goals related to personal and professional growth.
The first time I asked him for anything
April 15, 2013It was the first time I asked St Josemaria seriously for a favor. I asked for it with all the faith in the world and, though it may seem absurd, I asked him to help me pass a subject in the first semester of the civil engineering degree that I still had not obtained. I made a great effort in studying it and asked him to give me the strength to keep going. I was amazed to find that I got nearly full marks in the final exam, which helped me to pass that subject with an excellent mark. For the whole of the exam I had a prayer-card of St Josemaria under the paper, I know he helped me and I am very grateful.
I pray the novena every day
C. V. R., Spain
April 14, 2013Every day as I start up my computer I pray the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. With every day that passes I come a little further in my job search; the preliminary steps get checked off, I’m more and more keen on the possible job, and although I do feel a lingering regret for my former job, I’m thankful because I can see that every day I have greater hopes of getting the new one, since I am now in direct contact with the employer. St Josemaria is interceding for me and I realize that with his help, in a relatively short space of time I may succeed in getting the job. I’m grateful to the friends who have kept encouraging me and everyone who is praying for me to finally get this job.
I recovered and got a better job
April 13, 2013I was diagnosed with optic neuromyelitis. I put my condition in St Josemaria’s hands and I recovered. I lost my job because of the condition, I put that in his hand and got another job that was a hundred times better. I always prayed to him with deep love and he’s never failed me. I knew that God would heal me if Josemaria interceded for me. I prayed through St Josemaria, and God healed me. Everything that I leave in St Josemaria’s hands is sorted in the best possible way. I am a scientist myself and so I can state with certainty that my cure was a miracle. Now I always carry a prayer-card of St Josemaria with me and take his message wherever I go.
I always turn to St Josemaria
April 5, 2013I am writing to thank Saint Josemaria for helping me to finish my degree course at a rather complicated time of my life. Thanks to him, everything worked out well. Now I hope he will also help me find a job. I turned to Saint Josemaria after a friend gave me a prayer-card, and everything went well for me. My little prayer-card is almost worn out, but I wouldn’t want to change it for a new one. Thank you.
With his help I tackled it calmly and resolutely
I. W., UK
April 4, 2013Last year my whole team within the company was left without work. There were six of us to be redeployed and only two vacancies. I began to pray the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. I had been very worried and upset, because I was the oldest in the group, though also the most experienced. The first thing I received, and it was a big enough favour for me at that point, was a great sense of peace and a great determination to find another job, no matter what it took. The two vacancies were given to other people. With regard to the job I wanted, and for which I had a highly successful interview, they told me plainly that although they were impressed by me, they were giving it to my friend and colleague because she was so much younger. I kept praying. I began another novena, and on the fourth day I learnt that my friend had turned down the offer of that job in favour of another job in a different company, and a few days later I was given the job without having to have another interview. I told my other colleagues about all this, and I gave each of them a prayer-card of St Josemaria. After one novena, and four days into the second, Will got another job that he had been ranked second for, because the person who had been ranked first suddenly turned it down for personal reasons.
I prayed and prayed
April 3, 2013I have always had the prayer-card of St Josemaria, and I pray it from time to time. This time I prayed with great faith and hope, with love and devotion, and I can say that he collaborated with my petition. My engagement was going through a long rocky period because I suffer from depression. I decided to break off the relationship. I did not want to do this, but part of me wanted to be alone. I prayed and prayed, I begged and begged that we might be reconciled, for help to recuperate. And above all, that I might be happy with what the Lord has given me, which is a lot and very valuable. I know that I still have a long way to go before I am fully recovered, but I already feel his help. My fiancé has worked hard to keep us together, and I am having treatment. I believe there is a solution. And so I give thanks to St. Josemaria for the favour received.
For his contract to be renewed
A. D., Mexico
March 26, 2013I was praying to God for my husband’s employment contract to be renewed. While I was praying it occurred to me to ask St. Josemaria to intercede for my petitions to be granted. I asked him, if he obtained what I was praying for, to give me a sign so that I could thank him. Then on January 8 my husband came home saying: “Guess what! Tomorrow they’re giving me a new contract!” And the next day I learned that St. Josemaria was born on January 9. That same day I found a newsletter about Opus Dei that said, “The prayer of the Christian is all-powerful”. Then I felt that this was St. Josemaria’s answer to my prayer. I give infinite thanks to God and a million thanks to St. Josemaria too. Now I realize that he really is the patron saint of work. Ever since I met Opus Dei in my teens, I have felt his company in my life. Now I am grateful to him all over again.
List of Contents
- Reading other favors
- I heard of him one June 26
- The PC stopped working
- The hemorrhage stopped
- My father's cancer
- On a spiritual retreat
- When I heard about St Josemaria
- Achieving goals
- The first time I asked him for anything
- I pray the novena every day
- I recovered and got a better job
- I always turn to St Josemaria
- With his help I tackled it calmly and resolutely
- I prayed and prayed
- For his contract to be renewed
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