quarta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2008


An American group of about 30 Pilgrims for Peace came today, in the afternoon, to Balasar. As usually, Mr Jim and Mrs Jean Dudek and the Salesian Fr. Valinho, Sister Lucia’s nephew, led the group. They began their pilgrimage with the visit to the Bld Alexandrina’s House.
In the livingroom, they had the opportunity of hearing an explanation by José Ferreira on several features of Bld Alexandrina’s life, work and bibliography, with the precious aid of a translator, the Portuguese from Fatima Mr Armando. Later they visited Bld Alexandrina’s tomb in the parish Church.
These Pilgrims for Peace have a website where you can learn many interesting things: http://www.fatimapilgrimsforpeace.com/about_us.html. It has even a little page on Bld Alexandrina: http://www.fatimapilgrimsforpeace.com/photo_gallery_side_balasar.html

quarta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2008


The year that finished was an excellent year in terms of promoting our Beata.
It was the year of the arrival of the Fr Pinho’s mortal remains, with everything that wrapped the event, of the declaration of the Blessed Alexandrina like patroness of the Toca de Assis, of the explosive growth of the visits to the Official Website (namely from Brazil), of the publication of some books, as To the Ends of the Earth, of the arrival of the Icon, of the publication of the article of Giuseppina Sciascia in the Osservatore Romano and now of the letter Adoration, mending, spiritual motherhood for the priests.
It was also the year in which were done some studies, in which this blog in English began, etc.