segunda-feira, 23 de julho de 2007


Alexandrina, the Agony and the Glory

For much time, the readers of the English language had only, on the Bd Alexandrina, the book Alexandrina, the Agony and the Glory (,
written by Francis Johnston. As he explains in the acknowledgements: “this first English language book on the Blessed Alexandrina da Costa owes much to the excellent Italian biography Alexandrina, Libreria Dottrina Cristiana, Turin, 1960, by Fr Umberto Pasquale SDB”.
In the second edition, widely illustrated, there is a photograph where can be seen in Balasar Francis Johnston, Fr Umberto and Deolinda.
This book had a great success, which is confirmed by its current promulgation: it can be found on line in various websites and also for sale in many places. There is even the case where it appears in a Japanese page:

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