prophecy of 1937
letter that she wrote to Fr Marian Pinho on 22nd
November 1937, Alexandrina revealed that two days before Jesus had
spoken her in these terms:
daughter, my jewel, golden jewel box, very rich jewel box of the
Holy Trinity… very rich, because you have in you these divine
Personages… if you knew how you are loved by Them!
daughter, I only speak to you of greatness and the love that I have
for you, because it is good for souls. Because I desire that,
just after your death, your life be known, that it spreads to the
farthest ends of the world, where the voice of the Pope
consecrating the world to My beloved Mother will also have arrived.
Twenty years later (23rd
January 1957), but only two years after Alexandrina’s death, the
same Fr Marian Pinho commented on the realization of that prophecy
to Fr Umberto (surely quoting what he had learned by heart):
Our Lord promised her in 1937 is being fulfilled:
“Soon after your death I want that you be known; I will ensure that
it will be so”.
Thirty years later, in 1968, Fr Umberto, made a comment along the
same lines in an interview:
times the Lord had said to Alexandrina:
“After your death, I will ensure that your name and your life, full
of love and heroism, will spread to the far ends of the earth”.
Alexandrina’s second director continues:
Indeed, only with the removal from Portugal of the two directors
could this be realized literally. Rev. Fr Marian Pinho, without
having to face the obstacles that he would find in his homeland,
succeeded in publishing two books concerning Alexandrina, one of
which was soon translated into French and German.
through the “Salesian Bulletin”, written in Italian language, with a
print run of more than 300,000 copies that are sent to every corner
of the land, could spread the news of Alexandrina’s death as soon as
I received it and also some brief words concerning her edifying
life. In the following year, I published, in Italian, a biography
that was later translated into Portuguese. And the Salesian
bulletins of several nations had spread the fame of the Servant of
God through the world.
religious sister of the Congregation of the Children of Mary
Auxiliaries, who lived behind the Iron Curtain - where the Catholic
press is forbidden - had patiently translated and typed the
biography and made sure it circulated in some of the regions
subjected to the communist regime.
Months ago there arrived in my hands, from Thailand, a version of
the biography in the language of that country, written by a Salesian
(Fr Rebesco). And I know that in Japan an identical work is being
produced. How great the Lord is! There are no human forces capable
of impeding His divine designs.
in our own day, when almost 70 years have passed since this
prophecy, Fr Pasquale Liberatore, who was the Salesian postulator,
could declare in an interview:
Whoever learns about Alexandrina is fascinated by her. I receive
letters from all over the world with requests for images and relics.
“Light and lighthouse of the world"
few months before her death, Alexandrina’s agony was aggravated to
an extent that she was no longer able to dictate the story of her
mystical experiences. But it is in the last of her diaries (2nd
September 1955) that she recollects, as if it were a key of gold,
some gorgeous words of the One for whom she had lived:
abysses are so black and deep that only God could penetrate them.
that was what Jesus did.
went down into my depths,
the tender rays of His light He brought my poor being up to the
surface and illuminated it:
Come here, my daughter, light and lighthouse of the world!
who are in darkness without equal, are the light that shines, the
lighthouse that illuminates everything.
darkness is for you, the light is for souls.
here, light of which I am the light, lighthouse of which I am the
I not make you shine with My brightness?
I not make you to be a lighthouse, just as I am The Lighthouse?
the universal dimension that Jesus attributes to Alexandrina’s life
of suffering had been made known to her long before and this
knowledge was often, and in many ways, confirmed. Look at an
daughter, school of all humanity! …
much humanity must learn in this school:
School of Christ’s life, school of the science of the Highest one!
is here that the insignificant and the great, the ignorant and the
scholars, all learn.
is in this school that one learns how to suffer and how to love.
When, in December 1944, the world was being destroyed in a war that
seemed to have no end, it was handed over, on the feast of the
Immaculate Conception, to Alexandrina’s care. Moreover, she was
declared its queen, the “queen of the world”:
are the second ark of Noah.
you I keep sinners;
you, as in the ark, I guard everything for life in the new world.
pain, your immolation and humiliation of life, is more for souls
that for bodies.
Courage, dear daughter! Do not fear.
rain that falls on the new ark is not to destroy but to save: it is
rain of humiliations, disdain and sacrifices.
ark is not in danger: it sails on the crests. Once the waters of the
persecution abate, the world will see the wealth that waters
contained, that they were waters of salvation.
daughter, my beloved, I am not alone, my Blessed Mother is with Me;
listen to what She says to you.
Jesus was to the left; my Heavenly Mother who was at my right, took
me onto her lap, enfolded me tightly against her most sacred Heart,
covered me with caresses and said me:
daughter, I come with my divine Son to deliver humanity to you so
that you can enclose it in your heart.
keys remain in the custody of your Jesus and your beloved Heavenly
have given you to my most holy mantle, and my queen’s crown: you
have been crowned by Me.
are the queen of sinners, you are the queen of the world, chosen by
Jesus and Mary. (8-12-1944)
Texts like this are not exceptions; even the delivery of the world
to Alexandrina’s care was to be confirmed.
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which was asked of
her, was not that of Portugal or of Russia alone, it was that of the