Cases of mystics who have lived
with no food but the Eucharist, even for many years, have been verified
throughout history. For example, Bl. Angela of Foligno, for 12 years, St.
Catherine of Siena, for a number of years, and Bl. Nicholas of Flue, for 20
years (vide C G, p. 137).
In Alexandrina, too, Jesus
wanted to give evidence of the value of the Eucharist.
In 1946 she was much consumed
with sufferings and fasting, which had lasted since 1942. Somebody suggest
helping her with nutritional injections.
Dr. Azevedo did not want to do
anything that opposed the divine will. So Alexandrina asked Jesus:
O my Jesus,
I want to suffer, but also to know that in everything I do your divine will. If
people want me to take food, if they want to give me injections, what must I
(...) I do
not want you to use medicine, except those that are not concerned with food.
This order is for your doctor: it is he who will come to your defence.
I want him
to continue to support you with all vigilance: it is great, the miracle of your
life. May he help me, may he support you! S (7-12-46)
In the design of Jesus,
Alexandrina’s fast is a martyrdom which men must take seriously to mediate upon
the Eucharist. In April 1954 she expressed this clearly:
I make it so
that you live only for Me to show the world the value of the Eucharist and the
workings of my life in souls.
light and salvation for humanity. Happy those who allow themselves to be
illuminated! S (9-4-54)
The nutritional value of the
Eucharist is justified, in as much as Alexandrina, during her total fast, could
not otherwise have survived. Indeed Jesus promised her that He would not leave
her without the Eucharist on Fridays, the day during which she exhausted herself
when reliving the Passion, even when the outward signs of the experience were no
At certain times the parish
priest (the only one who can take Jesus to her) was absent; and there
were the Good Fridays, where the liturgy only allowed the Eucharist to be given
as a Viaticum for the dying (at the time when Alexandrina lived).
But Jesus supplies where men
fail, showing once again His power in the case of Alexandrina who receives the
Host, mystically consecrated, from the hand of an angel or Jesus Himself!
Let us quote from some of the
yourself, beloved daughter: I am giving Myself to you. (...) Look: Heaven
descends on you.
Myself to you in a real Communion, a Eucharistic Communion. The vault of Heaven
hovers over me:
beautiful, how beautiful! - I exclaimed – it is worth it, my Jesus, to suffer
and to suffer everything in order to possess Heaven. (...)
It seems to
me that I stretched my tongue to receive Jesus.
We were for
some moments in a deep silence, in a great union. S (30-3-45)
Jesus insisted on affirming that
what is given her is real Eucharistic Communion. On 13th May 1949 He was to
You will receive Me – Body,
Blood, Deity, as I am in Heaven.
4 April 1947 was Good Friday:
Jesus gives Himself to her as Viaticum:
My daughter, my beloved
spouse, now (she has just finished the Passion ecstasy) you will receive Me from
the hands of your guardian Angel. At his side are the Archangel Michael and the
Angel St. Gabriel. Behind them follows a great multitude of other angels.
Prepare yourself: they are descending from Heaven (...)
The Angel leaned towards me. I extended my
tongue to him and he, when giving me Jesus, did not begin with the usual words,
but said: “Viaticum Corpus Domini nostri Jesu Christi custodiat animam tuam in
plunged in love, in intimacy with Jesus: I felt myself inseparable from him.
daughter, I gave Myself to you as food: I am your life. I gave Myself to you in
a way that best shows my wonders, and shows that I am pleased with my
representatives on earth, with the doctrine of my Church. (...) I gave myself as
Viaticum; because it is true that you are ill and without a divine miracle you
would not have survived: you were dying. S (4-4-47)
But Bl. Alexandrina still
receives one food for the body and another for the soul: a combination of blood,
life and love, under the form of transfusion of the blood and effusion of the
love. She is the first mystic soul for whom such phenomenon is realized. Jesus
Himself affirms it:
I will give you a drop of my
divine Blood, the biggest proof of my infinite love, the greatest of all
wonders, the only wonder, that has been destined to be given to the
greatest victim of humanity, to whom I have confided the most sublime mission”.
my divine Blood, which is the life of your life, the life which gives you life;
the life which has no other equal.
You are the first soul to which
I have given my Blood in this way.
a great grace! What a great prodigy that the blood of the Crucified of Golgotha
should flow in the veins of the most crucified of victim souls! Jesus went on
speaking - Alexandrina adds – while the drops of His precious Blood slowly
transfused into her.
intimate union: His divine Heart united with mine! S (11-6-48)
It is important to note that
such a transfusion of blood is not a purely spiritual happening, as is the
effusion of love. No, no! It is true blood, tangible, that dilates her heart
physically and compensates for the blood that Alexandrina loses frequently and
over long periods!
Jesus says to her:
I will give
to you my Blood drop by drop, just as it is drop by drop that you give it for Me
and for souls. S (29-6-45)
Receive it before you lose all
the blood you have in your veins.
I want this combination to be
for always: the blood of the victim of this Calvary (the place of Balasar where
Alexandrina lives), of the greatest of victim souls, with the blood of
Golgotha’s Victim, the redeeming Christ. In this way you have all power and you
will conquer everything. S (19-10-45)
At the end of the diary of 9th
November 1945 Dr. Azevedo inserted the following note:
For the past
three months Alexandrina has had a daily loss of blood.
If the world
knew what your life is! If it knew the blood that runs in your veins, they would
want to touch your body as it was touched by mine (...) S (27-12-46)
drops of my divine Blood: it is the fulfilment, is the crown of my wonders in
you. It is the Blood of Christ, the blood that I took from the most pure womb of
my blessed Mother; it is flowing in you, in your veins! S (11-11-49)
There is no doubt that blood
Jesus transmitted to her was intended to support her, to help her not to yield
under the weight of the enormous sufferings that she must undergo while a victim
blood that runs in your veins to give you life; this is the life that gives you
strength in your pain, in your Calvary. S (30-4-48)
But for the spirit, love is
gives life to your body, My love gives life to your soul.
prodigy! Take it, fill yourself. S (29-4-49)
The effusion of love is
frequently evidenced by light – burning, luminous rays:
appeared coming towards me. From His divine Heart to mine came luminous rays
that crossed like daggers. Jesus seemed to be in a white cloud (…)
My heart was
contented in those rays: they were its food and the balm of all pain.
passing and I plunged myself into that sweet Paradise. S (23-7-48)
sufferings were so many and so intense that I was not able to sustain them, I
felt myself fainting. Jesus appeared before me (...) The wound in His Sacred
Heart emitted brilliant rays of fire which were all directed at me.
his hand and pointing a finger to Heaven He said to me:
- Walk, I
will help you! (...)
lit a burning hot fire in me. Pain and despondency disappeared. I was in clear
Now yes, my Jesus, I know
that it is You! (she was always afraid that the mystical phenomena she
experienced might be fruits of her fancy: this was one of her major sufferings).
Jesus appeared and I saw that
(those rays) came from His divine Heart.
daughter, my daughter, my much-loved daughter, the rays that crossed over to
your heart are rays of love from your Jesus. These rays bring life, comfort,
peace and light to you. It is with this light that you can see how much pain you
need to give to your Spouse Jesus, much pain, pain of great reparation. Sinning
does not diminish, sinning continues to increase.
daughter, so many sacrileges, so many iniquities! S (19-8-49)
my daughter, I come with the fire of my love to ignite your heart, to give you
life, I come to prove that I am with you. S (4-3-50)
It is necessary to understand,
however, one basic thing: all the favours that Alexandrina receives do not end
with her but are directed to the mission to which she has been called.
Alexandrina must transmit the love and the life of Jesus to humanity:
love, take my peace. Go and give it to souls: I created you for them and for
them I made you strong. S (23-4-48)
divine love, go and radiate it. Infuse it into souls, make it pierce hearts like
arrows. S (25-3-49)
I saw flames
of fire leap out from the centre of Jesus’s Heart illuminating everything. I
What is this
It is the
fire of my divine love. It is fire, my daughter, it is the love that I, through
you, give to the world, to souls. Spread it, spread it! S (21-7-50)
I saw His
side open and expose His divine Heart. From it issued a downpour of gold and,
instead of falling downwards, it came towards my heart. The greater the torrent
that poured out from Jesus, the more my heart was filled, the more light it
absorbed, the more intense was the fire that burned me.
— I am
burning, my Jesus: blessed are You for giving me this privilege! May I know how
to spread it so as to please You! S (16-6-50)
— I am the resurrection and
the life (she has finished reliving the Passion). And you, like Jesus, your
Spouse, are the resurrection and life of many souls, of thousands, of millions
and millions and millions of souls.
spoke about millions, it seemed that His divine voice was reaching far and that
it was a never finishing, never finishing.
His divine Heart into His sacrosanct hands as if it was a monstrance full of
golden rays, He started to bless me from head to foot.
that sprang from it surrounded and penetrated all my being. It seemed that I saw
myself in that same light, from one side to the other. It was as if I was
burning in fire.
yourself, my daughter, with what is divine, fill yourself with my love!
My grace and
everything that is mine will appear through you and be seen in you as in a
crystal mirror. S (23-2-51)
Jesus succinctly summarizes
Fill yourself to overflowing,
burn till you are consumed!
The delivery of mankind
Alexandrina, in her task of
transmitting to souls what she receives from Jesus, is presented as “mother of
mankind”, because she feeds it and saves it.
In the ecstasy on the day of the
Immaculate Conception, 1944, she is also presented as Mother, even though it is
a Friday. Jesus says:
daughter, my dear love, with Me is my blessed Mother; listen to what She says to
I come with my divine Son to present you with humanity, and to enclose it in
your heart. The keys are in the custody of your Jesus and your beloved heavenly
Mother. (…) You are queen of the sinners, you are queen of the world, chosen
by Jesus and Mary.
feast of my Immaculate Conception, we initiate your reign. It begins from today,
it is yours: guide it, govern it and keep it. Guard it on earth as well as you
will guard and govern later in Heaven.
I chose this
day, which is kept in my honour, to initiate your reign over humanity, so that
you could celebrate in union with me.
heavenly Mother continued:
daughter, beloved of my Jesus, receive the life through which you live, receive
the life of Heaven, receive it and give it to souls. (...)
new caresses from Jesus and our heavenly Mother, I made Them the offering of
myself and all who are dear to me and, finally, of the entire world, including
those who cause my suffering.
Heavenly Mother, I offer mankind to You, keep it, it is Yours, save it! Only You
can do this. S (8-12-44)
This motherhood gave her much
suffering. She mentioned it on several occasions. For example, about two months
later she said in the diary:
transform this rock: from hard rock it must be changed into precious stones,
fine gold. (...) I have to move it, to break it, to transform it into a
beautiful, pleasant world for Jesus, something to enchant all Heaven.
O Jesus, see this small love-sick girl, see the martyrdom that consumes her!
What can I do for the world? How can I transform it? How can I console and give
joy to your divine Heart? S (15-2-45)
About a month later her pain was
I am hungry,
very hungry for souls. I would like to swallow the world. All the time I feel
more and more that I am its mother.
madness of mine for what is deceit, silt and filthiness! (…)
I am a
mother who cries for her lost children; I am mother who cannot see them among so
much clutter, so much misery and sin.
O my Jesus,
what will I do? What can I do?
I am a mother who cries tears of
blood that bathe all mankind. I cannot resist so much pain, I cannot make a
truce with myself: I want to save the world, I want to suffer everything, I want
to give it life. (...) S
May the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ keep your soul
unto eternal life.