About St. Alice
St. Alice a cloistered life with the Cistercian nuns
in the Camera Sanctae Marie convent located in Brussels.
She entered the convent when she was only seven and
stayed there until the day she died in the year 1250.
St. Alice was joyful in her humble life of serving her
fellow sisters and the other nuns loved her for her
piety. The other nuns also revered St. Alice for the
small miracles which she performed. At one time, a candle
fell to the floor, extinguishing the flame. St. Alice
recited a prayer and the candle's flame flickered once
St. Alice Is Put in Isolation
The spread of leprosy during the Middle Ages in Europe
struck the convent and St. Alice contracted the deadly
disease. To the great dismay of all the nuns, St. Alice
was quarantined from the whole population of the convent
to prevent the spread of leprosy.
While in isolation, St. Alice meditated on the suffering
Christ during His passion which strengthened her
and helped her endure her physical afflictions of blindness
and paralysis. She was eventually given the title of
Saint Alice Patron Saint of the Blind and Paralyzed.
She remained strong in her faith and looked forward
to receiving Holy Communion each day. Her only regret
was that she was unable to receive the blood of Christ
in the holy Chalice because of her contagious disease.
Christ appeared to St. Alice saying, "Where there
is part, there also is the whole", explaining to
her that by receiving His body in the Holy Eucharist,
she was also receiving His blood. This holds true today,
St. Alice and the Communion of Saints
In Vatican II, the Communion of Saints was explained
as the bond that exists between the devout followers
of Jesus Christ on earth and their Christian brothers
who have died and now live eternal life with Jesus.
St. Alice continues to offer her prayers and sacrifices
for the faithful on earth and the souls in purgatory
who are waiting to reach the glory of Heaven.
Wearing a St. Alice medal ensures the living communion
with St. Alice and her prayers for eternal life with
Jesus Christ. St. Alice suffered during her earthly
days and she prays to help those Christians who suffer
now from blindness, paralysis, and any other form of
physical and spiritual afflictions. Giving a St. Alice
charm or a St. Alice pendant to a loved one who is tormented
will offer them the help of St. Alice and all the Communion