Dora discovered that she could find God and help others through her professional vocation: the work of caring for a home. She saw her work as a channel for God’s goodness and love to act in the world. Her life was pleasing to God, and was also appreciated by those lucky enough to meet her.
This novena offers nine prayers to help us talk to God about what makes us happy, worries us or upsets us, in the light of different features that shone forth in Dora’s life, which we can ask God to grant us through her intercession.
We can ask her for all kinds of “favours,” getting her on our side. Each petition is accompanied by some points for meditation, taken from The Way, the first book written by St Josemaría Escrivá. Dora herself said, when she read it: “Every sentence I read, I thought ‘This is for me.’ I really loved it, and I finished it all in one go.”