Tuesday, July 13, 2004
:: MY CURRENT FAVORITE SAINT ::
Yep, you read it RIGHT. I am praying and asking for intercession these days to Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. So far, he helped me and my friends in so many of our wishes and pleas. He's truly malakas up there. Since he lived on our times (died only in 1975), he kindda understand and can relate better on most of our prayers for jobs, lovelife, etc. I'm reading my mom's book on the testimonials of people who asked for his intercession on their daily devotion. It was very inspiring and encouraging amidst the tragedies - little or otherwise - of our lives. I also read that St. Josemaria intercedes for cures, jobs, visas, finding lost things, meeting a suitable partner/spouse and passing of exams. But his outmost specialty is conversion, change of heart and bringing back of prodigal sons, running to the embrace of our Father God.
I am sharing you this prayer that I got from my mom:
O God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, you granted countless graces to your priest St. Josemaria, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the ordinary duties of a Christian. Grant that I may also learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into opportunities to love you and to serve the Church, the Pope and all souls, with joy and simplicity, lighting up the paths of the earth with faith and love. Through the intercession of St. Josemaria grant me the favor I request (here make your request). Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Those who obtain favors through the intercession of St. Josemaria Escriva are requested to notify the Prelature of Opus Dei, Office for the Causes of Saints, 20 Sampaguita Sr. cor. Balete Drive, 1112 New Manila, Quezon City. For more information, you may check out: Escrivaworks.org