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New! Blessed Alexandrina: A living miracle of the Eucharist, by Kevin Rowles

Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa of 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.

This 54 page booklet costs $4 dollars. Please contact New Hope Publications at:

for more details. Discounts are available for multiple purchases.

This is an excellent summary of the life of Blessed Alexandrina - why not buy a number of copies to give to friends, leave at the back of church, etc.

Click here for the official Portuguese Alexandrina site, which has a section in English ...

princesses of the kingdomPrincesses of the Kingdom - $11.95, including shipping & handling - payment details below

Some parallels between two little girls who probably couldn’t tell the time, yet who stormed eternity, and took it

This is the story of two young Catholic children of the 20th century who reached great heights of holiness despite dying in their first decade. Jacinta Marto is well known as one of the visionaries of Fatima. Less well known is Nellie Organ (Little Nellie of Holy God) from the south of Ireland who, despite the fact that she was only four years old when she died, had already been confirmed and was confessing and receiving Communion.

Dr Pravin Thevathasan reviews Princesses of the Kingdom, Jacinta Marto & Nellie Organ

Sr Faustina book coverThe Life of Faustina Kowalska by Sister Sophia Michalenko - $12.99. This is a good introduction to the life and spirituality of Sister, now Saint Faustina. It details convent life and her encounters with Jesus, as well as her struggles to promote the Divine Mercy devotion, which is now making such rapid strides in the Church. It is also interesting to compare the Divine Mercy message with Fatima. Quite prophetic in the way it apparently foretells the way that Poland, particularly in the person of Pope John Paul II, would play such an important role in the Church.

English Version - Mercy My Mission - £4.95 - UK & Europe

Regarding Ven Alexandrina Maria Da Costa,the whole of Francis Johnston's book on Alexandrina The Agony and the Glory is available completely free of charge on the internet.

The Rosary: "The Little Summa" by Robert Feeney, 3rd Edition, 245pp, (Aquinas Press) - Available in the UK from Family Publications at:
- it's the first item on the page - read a
review here

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