Lay woman from the diocese of Braga, Portugal. At age 14 Alexandrina jumped from a window to escape a rapist; she was injured in the fall, paralyzed, and was bed-ridden for the rest of her life. Member of the Salesian Cooperators. Mystic and visionary. The last 13 years of her life she had the gift of inedia, living solely off daily Communion.
- “Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 October 2010. Web. 25 May 2015. <>