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September 23, 2003
Feast of St. Pio of Peitrelcina
St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina comes. He looks at me intently and then says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come to help the world to understand the call to victimhood. The true victim soul suffers without complaint and without fanfare. He tries not to call attention to himself or to lay claim to great conversions of heart or healings through his efforts in suffering. All these things negate the sacrifice. Then he becomes like a hammer without a hand to use it. The pain – physical, spiritual or emotional – is still present but is useless.”

“Some even take pride in being called to victimhood and do not see the hypocrisy in such emotions. No! Offer everything in as much hiddeness as possible. Do you think I went around waving my wounds in peoples' faces saying, ‘I'm converting souls'?”

“Like every other call, victimhood must be accepted with a humble, loving heart.”