Born on March 30, 1904, Alexandrina Maria da Costa came into this world in the rural town of Balasar, Portugal. While still a small child, her father cruelly abandoned his family, which consisted of Alexandrina; her mother, Maria Ana; and an older sister named Deolinda. To make ends meet, Maria Ana took to working on a farm to support herself and her two girls... and it wasn't long after that the youngsters, themselves, had to join their mother as hired help to assist with the family income. Fortunately, biographers report that Alexandrina had a strong and healthy constitution, which made her capable when it came to the demanding physical labor on the farms.
|Love for the Eucharist & devotion|
to Our Lady of Fatima were central
to Alexandrina's spirituality
|This photo captures Alexandrina in one of her many|
frequent ecstasies during which she received celestial
communication from Jesus & Our Lady.
|Alexandrina's tomb in the parish church|
of Balasar, Portugal.
A Short Prayer
Dear Bl. Alexandrina, obtain for us the grace of a sincere and lasting conversion, for the love of God and for the sake of our own good; that we may not sadly lose Jesus for all eternity, but rather, come to happily join you in Paradise in contemplation of His immense love and goodness. Amen.