Overwhelmed by despair, Farbinger, a 28-year-old teacher’s aide from Detroit, planned to stab herself in the heart and bring it all to an end.
But then a miracle happened.
“I locked myself in the bathroom at my school and I had the knife in my hand,” she recalls. “But before I could actually commit the act, a brilliant light suddenly filled the room and I saw the image of St. Padre Pio in my toilet.
Apparently the bathroom mirror had been pre-booked by a convetion of Raeleans leaving the toilet as the only means of other-worldly communication.
Farbinger has since turned her home into a shrine to St. Padre Pio, complete with framed pictures and worship candles.
“I wouldn’t be alive if St. Padre Pio hadn’t come to me in my darkest moment,” she says. “I owe him everything I have today. I can never repay him for his remarkable kindness, so I honor him every chance I get.
“Some people think I’m crazy, but I don’t care. A miracle happened in my life and I want the whole world to know about it.”
On the one hand I tend to think it’s a good thing when people decide not to kill themselves. On the other if it results in them running around babbling about Saints in their toilets all the time then perhaps it’s not as great a thing as it first appears to be.
Well, if nothing else, at least she seems to be happy for a change and that’s always a good thing.
Update: As has been pointed out in the comments already, this is a Weekly World News story out of Yahoo’s Entertainment and Gossip section. Just in case folks got the impression it was real.