"I desire that, after your death, your life may be known, and that will happen;
I shall see to it. It will reach the ends of the earth."
(Our Lord speaking to Blessed Alexandrina, November 22, 1937)
"The desire of Jesus to see a widespread knowledge of the life
of Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa of Portugal is starting
to be fulfilled as devotion to her grows steadily throughout the
One of the great mystics of modern times, a "victim soul"
chosen by Christ to suffer in atonement for the sins of humanity,
she appears set to become an important and well-loved saint in
the Universal Church.
Her life gives us an example of complete
fidelity to the will of Christ, and also presents an astonishing
and undeniable explosion of the supernatural to an increasingly