Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa of Balasar, Portugal (1904 – 1955), one of the great mystics of modern times, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004. A ‘victim soul', chosen by Christ to suffer in atonement for the sins of humanity, she was bedridden for life from the age of twenty after sustaining injuries while escaping from an attacker. She mystically underwent the Passion of Christ on Fridays and her sufferings helped to shorten World War II. Her astounding life has many connections to the events of Fatima and she is known in Portugal as ‘ the fourth seer of Fatima '. She urged all to “ Do penance, sin no more, pray the Rosary, receive the Eucharist ”. For the last thirteen years of her life she miraculously lived on the Holy Eucharist alone, a medically confirmed fact. She has been proposed by the Church as “ a model of purity and perseverance in the Faith for today's youth ”.Another dedicated page has links to various articles and prayers related to Blessed Alexandrina, and there is a Blessed Alexandrina blog with news about pilgrimages and devotions.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Blessed Alexandrina website
Blessed Alexandrina was beatified in 2004 by Pope John Paul. Here is a short introduction from a dedicated Blessed Alexandrina website