I have chosen you for the happiness of many souls
The value of
Alexandrina’s intercession is exalted by Jesus in her writings in terms that
Soon in 1934, Jesus declared to her:
I have chosen
you for the happiness of many souls.
13 years later, on
7 June 1946, He assured her:
All the souls
that visit you, will have their names enrolled by your Angel in my Heart, and
will be saved.
Even those who
visit you through curiosity, or even ill will.
Your pain will
be an invincible force that saves all.
This is all
part of the mission that I entrusted to you, the noblest and most sublime
Still in the same
year, on 25 October, this promise was corroborated and extended:
All the souls
that visit you, sinners or those thirsting for Me, will be saved, unless they
abuse my promise and, taking it for granted continue in their life of sin, their
life of offending Me.
death, all those sinners that are recommended to you will be saved.
And do you know
who will bring all their prayers and messages to you in Heaven?
It will be your Guardian Angel.
and glorious is your mission! How much Jesus has enriched you!
What a great
proof of love for the world!
On 8 April 1949
Our Lady had spoken to her in this way:
Let me cover
you with my mantle of sorrow, with my mantle of pain, so that, with this mantle
as witness, you can be invoked at all times for the alleviation of all pains of
the soul and the body. From earth, they will call on you in Heaven, calling you
"Martyr of Pains", to obtain comfort and ease from human suffering.
A promise of 1 May
I repeat once
more: from Heaven, you will save so many souls it will be as if your martyrdom
was protracted until the end of time.
You will cancel
many ills, all ills; but the souls, the souls...!
I understand, Jesus, that the rain of your mercy for sinners will always fall,
You have well
understood everything I have said, my daughter.
You are the
victorious heroine, the triumphant heroine: you have triumphed one earth and
will triumph in Heaven.
I grant to you
all the power to save them.
It will never
be in vain, a prayer directed to you on behalf of the souls, when you are in
Heaven will never be in vain.
For all this
Alexandrina deserves, and is guaranteed, the credit:
In Heavens I will be
as the poor blind man
on the roadside,
with out-stretched hand,
asking for alms.
I will ask for graces
And then I will spread them
over the Earth.
The incidents of
people who had asked Alexandrina’s intercession during her life on earth are
countless. Her biographers and friends, like Fr. Uumberto, tell us some of
them. The following ones were narrated by Dr. Jorge Barbosa, in Póvoa de
Varzim, on 13 December 2002:
Dona Margarida de
Lacerda was married in Caramulo, in the centre of Portugal. At one time
was very upset because her husband had cut off relations with parish priest, for
reasons concerned with work on the parish church: if he saw the priest
approaching on one side of the street he would cross to the other. It seemed
that this state of affairs would never end. So Dona Margarida decided to go to
Póvoa and to ask for Alexandrina’s intercession.
She arrived at
Calvary (name of the place where Alexandrina lived) and Alexandrina, as always
in such situations, invited Dona Margarida to pray with her.
Margarida returned to Caramulo, her husband (who nothing knew about his wife’s
recourse to Alexandrina) announced that he had spoken with the priest: he had
seen him and had approached him to clarify the situation, because there were no
reasons to continue with the cold shouldering. At what time did that happen? At
the exact time Alexandrina and Dona Margarida had prayed...
miracle, and the third, happened with children of this well-known physician.
At the time of his
first wife (Dona Maria Paz Varzim), the couple had a little girl who at night,
insisted on being breast fed in order to sleep. As she had already teeth, this
hurt her mother very much. So she went to Balasar. After praying with
Alexandrina, she returned home and from that night on the little girl fell
asleep without further ado...
The other girl,
who was somewhat older, was in the habit of going, after lunch, to the priests’
house for catechism classes. One afternoon, however, she decided she didn’t want
catechism lessons. She muttered and resisted, stubbornly.
Then mother asked
for Alexandrina’s aid. When she returned, she gave lunch to the girl who said
without any fuss:
– I want to go to
my catechism class.