See also Victim of love way of life /
Be Victim Souls (MOC) / Saints / Priesthood / suffering / Cross
St. Therese offers self as victim of Love; distinct from victim of justice
Jesus is Victor Because He is Victim Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
Victim Souls, a Response of love - Lourdes Pinto
Christ offered Himself to God -Cantalamessa. The priest offers self with Father to Christ. -Ref. to Conchita
Jesus Priest and Victim -Mons Arthur Calkins
Jesus Priest and victim -Origen
Padre Pío, priest and victim -Mons Arthur Calkins
I want victims of my love - Jesus to Mother Theresa of Calcutta
St. Josemaria Escriba on being a victim soul -Sandy Cremer
Priest and Victim, Fr.Jordi Rivero, 2011 Priest and Victim
Jesus, Willing Victim
See also Catechism #1368
EXEMPLARS OF VICTIM OFFERING:
Jesus to Ven. Conchita: "Offer yourself as a victim for my priests. Unite yourself to My sacrifice for gaining them graces." -Diary, page 103 .
St. Therese of Lisieux
Saint John Paul II: "United with Christ, Priest and Victim, I offer my sufferings for the Church and for the world. To you, Mary, I repeat: 'Totus tuus ergo sum.'" (I am all yours).
Saint Maximilian Kolbe: The intention of his first Mass: "Amorem Jusque Ad Victima" (Love Unto Victimhood)
Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishop
I count it no less to shed my blood: it is the price I have paid for your ransom. Come, then, return to me and learn to know me as your father, who repays good for evil, love for injury, and boundless charity for piercing wounds.
Listen now to what the Apostle urges us to do. I appeal to you, he says, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice. By this exhortation of his, Paul has raised all men to priestly status.
The Apostle says: I appeal to you by the mercy of God to present your bodies as a living sacrifice. Brethren, this sacrifice follows the pattern of Christ’s sacrifice by which he gave his body as a living immolation for the life of the world. He really made his body a living sacrifice, because, though slain, he continues to live. In such a victim death receives its ransom, but the victim remains alive. Death itself suffers the punishment. This is why death for the martyrs is actually a birth, and their end a beginning. Their execution is the door to life, and those who were thought to have been blotted out from the earth shine brilliantly in heaven.
Paul says: I appeal to you by the mercy of God to present your bodies as a sacrifice, living and holy. The prophet said the same thing: Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but you have prepared a body for me. Each of us is called to be both a sacrifice to God and his priest. Do not forfeit what divine authority confers on you. Put on the garment of holiness, gird yourself with the belt of chastity. Let Christ be your helmet, let the cross on your forehead be your unfailing protection. Your breastplate should be the knowledge of God that he himself has given you. Keep burning continually the sweet smelling incense of prayer. Take up the sword of the Spirit. Let your heart be an altar. Then, with full confidence in God, present your body for sacrifice. God desires not death, but faith; God thirsts not for blood, but for self-surrender; God is appeased not by slaughter, but by the offering of your free will.
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
The same dynamic occurs in the Eucharist: We offer back to God the sacrifice of bread that we have received through His bounty. In the Offertory we say, "Through your goodness we have this bread to offer." We are each consecrated as a priest to return our life to God as a gift, " "burning it" before Him as sweet-smelling incense."
Give yourself to all
Jesus to Mother Teresa of Calcutta:
"Wilt thou refuse? When there was a question of thy soul I did not think of Myself but gave Myself freely for thee on the cross and what about thee? Wilt thou refuse? I want Indian nuns victims of My love, who would be Mary and Martha, who would be so very united to Me as to radiate My love on souls. I want free nuns covered with My poverty of the Cross. - I want obedient nuns covered with My obedience on the Cross. I want full of love nuns covered with My charity of the cross. - Wilt thou refuse to do this for me?"
"You have become My Spouse for My love - you have come to India for me. The thirst you had for souls brought you so far. - Are you afraid now to take one more step for your Spouse - for Me - for souls? Is your generosity grown cold? Am I a second to you? You did not die for souls - that is why you don't care what happens to them. - Your heart was never drowned in sorrow as was My Mother's. - we both gave our all for souls - and you? You are afraid, that you will lose your vocation - you will be wanting in perseverance. No - your vocation is to love and suffer and save souls and by taking the step you will fulfill My Heart's desire for you."
The Way of Divine Love -Sister Josefa Menendez