Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
On the third day
F. M., Argentina
September 16, 2015I qualified as a lawyer in November 2014 at the age of 23. I had already been working in my father’s legal office for a year. As well as continuing to work with him, I wanted to find another job to be able to help my family and also become more independent. As a result, in March 2015 I began praying a Novena for Work to St Josemaria, asking him especially to find me a job where I could meet new people, develop my abilities, and be of service to others. On the fifth day of praying for St Josemaria’s intercession for a job, with faith and hope, I got a call on my cellphone in the middle of the day, to ask if I would be willing and able to give religion classes in a private school in my town to some boys who were preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. I said yes straight away. I love children, and I was especially happy with the chance to make friends and be a reference point and an example, with all the responsibility that that implies. So the next day I had an interview with the Head of Religious Instruction at the school, and that same day they called me to offer me the job. I am very happy and grateful, and have concluded that St Josemaria wanted me to be in that school too.
I got to know him through a prayer-card
S. M., Spain
September 16, 2015I got to know St Josemaria through a prayer-card that someone gave my parents, and since then I’ve always been interested in him as a person, and in his Work. I live in Cordoba, Spain, and in our parish center there is a relic of St Josemaria and I go there to pray fairly often. My work situation had been quite precarious for the past two years, with part-time contracts as well as maternity leave, when my children were born. Not long ago I found the Novena for Work, and began praying it devoutly. On the third day of the third novena I received a call unexpectedly, offering me a good job with excellent conditions, where I would be able to have a good balance between my job with my family life. This job is undoubtedly in the service of God. I know that St Josemaria interceded for me to get it, and I am enormously grateful to him for the grace received.
I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
August 3, 2015I want to share the favor I received from Saint Josemaria. On the internet, I found his prayer-card, and I began praying for my husband to get a better job than the one he had. After less than a month, he was offered a very well-paid job. I am still praying to Saint Josemaria to help us, and for my family not to be overwhelmed by some money problems. I believe in his intercession, and I am going keep on praying for the rest of my life for him to help my husband. I also hope to keep receiving favors from him.
The Novena for Work
August 3, 2015I found the Novena for Work and decided to pray it fervently to get a different job. I now have my new job, where I can develop my potential better, and I am very happy. I continue praying to St. Josemaria to help me do my work well.
A Job in the University
R. C. H., Japan
August 3, 2015I am Peruvian, and I would like to thank St Josemaria for the graces that he always obtains for me. On this occasion he helped me get a job. I was in the final months of my doctoral program at a university in Japan. In my original plans I had thought to move to another place. I started looking for postdoctoral posts in other countries, and I could not get anything. Then my own university announced two posts for recent graduates to be selected internally. I told my Head of Department that I wished to apply. Before I applied he checked to see if I was eligible, as he was not sure whether the post would be open to foreign students. He also told me frankly not to raise my hopes too high, since it was possible that they already knew who they intended to choose. My sister suggested that I should pray the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. On precisely the ninth day of the Novena, I was notified that I had been selected, and so I was able to start work in April this year.
Publication of articles
B. D., Chile
July 29, 2015I am a historian. More than a year ago I sent several articles to different academic journals to be considered for publication. Some weeks ago I began to pray to Saint Josemaria for my articles to be accepted for publication, as my academic career depends on it. Yesterday, on the anniversary of the day I began attending a Center of the Work, I received notification that one of my articles has been accepted for publication by a prestigious American journal. I am very grateful to St Josemaria for this favor, and I continue praying to him for the remaining articles.
Novena for Work
M. H. F., Portugal
July 29, 2015I did the
Novena for Work, praying through St Josemaria’s intercession for a job for my brother-in-law, who was unemployed. Today, just as I was beginning a new Novena, to finish on 26th June (St. Josemaria’s feastday), I received the news that he has found a job within his specialization. I am very grateful for St. Josemaria’s intercession, and give thanks to our Good God.
A Special Favor
A. A. P., El Salvador
July 29, 2015Thank you very much, St Josemaria, because through your blessed intercession I received a favor that was very special for me and my daughter. I am infinitely grateful to God and the Blessed Virgin for always being there for me and helping me.
A Job at the Age of 52
July 9, 2015I am 52 and some time ago I lost my job. I spent 4 years looking for a job opportunity. Sometimes I found something but always far below what I am qualified for, which left me feeling very dissatisfied. I began to pray to St. Josemaria and after a month I met someone who helped me. Now I have a good job with a contract. I am sure that this happy outcome is thanks to St. Josemaria’s intercession. Thank you very much, and I am still praying.
July 2, 2015I would like to give thanks with all my heart for the favor my daughter has received through Saint Josemaria’s intercession: she won a scholarship to be able to study at a well-known private secondary school. We are both very grateful for this favour.
Maternity: a Lost Job and a Return to Work
A., Ivory Coast
July 2, 2015First of all, forgive me, St. Josemaria, for taking so long to write about this favor. In 2013, with a very precarious employment contract, I became pregnant. I lost my job, and after the time for maternity leave had passed, it was very difficult for me to get back into the company. I did the Novena to St. Josemaria, and two months later they called me and gave me my job back. I am so grateful to this great saint for granting me this favor.
Renewing My Documentation
June 17, 2015Yesterday Saint Josemaria granted me a favor: I needed to renew my National Identity Card and a friend of mine did too. To do this, we had to go to Madrid, which meant losing a morning’s work. We found a good day to go, and planned to do several other useful jobs at the same time. But when we tried to make an appointment via the internet we saw that we would have to wait for several weeks. I didn’t give up, but telephoned, and was told that there was very little chance that, at the time we would arrive, anyone would be free to attend to us. I prayed the prayer-card to Saint Josemaria, and at the end I said, “And if you grant me this favor I’ll write about it.” When we got to the office the last two tickets went to my friend and me. They treated us very politely and... we didn’t even have to come back another day! Today I am thanking Saint Josemaria for always paying so much attention to our little worries.
I Kept on Praying the Novena
June 17, 2015I prayed the Novena for Work and got a job within two months. In spite of this, I kept on praying the novena, and six months later I was given a job that was ideal in every way. I went on praying the novena to give thanks for the job, and to be able to do it well. After some time a lot of problems came up, but the novena helped me. My contract was a short-term one, but it has just been renewed. I believe that my continuous prayer will lead me to find a permanent job.
Step by Step
D. S., Mauritius
June 10, 2015Eight months ago I found the Novena to St Josemaria by chance on the internet. I am praying it for my husband, who has been unemployed for two years, to find stable employment. He is 50, and although he has not yet found a job, he did get onto a state-funded training course which will make things much easier for him. I continue praying to St Josemaria with all my heart. I know that he has heard me and that he has proved it. I will keep praying with faith and without getting discouraged, because he hears me and lets me know that he does. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for protecting my family.
A Job For My Father
W. J., Poland
June 10, 2015I want to testify to the favor my father received through St Josemaria’s intercession. He prayed the Novena for Work twice, and about two months later he found a job which we are all giving heartfelt thanks to God for. Now I am also praying to find employment, and I firmly believe that I will receive it through the intercession of this beloved Saint.
List of Contents
- On the third day
- I got to know him through a prayer-card
- I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
- The Novena for Work
- A Job in the University
- Publication of articles
- Novena for Work
- A Special Favor
- A Job at the Age of 52
- A Scholarship
- Maternity: a Lost Job and a Return to Work
- Renewing My Documentation
- I Kept on Praying the Novena
- Step by Step
- A Job For My Father
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