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Alice of Schaerbeek

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Feast  June 15
Name  Alice Schaerbeek

Alice of Schaerbeek
Canonized  Cultus confirmed 1907 by Pope Pius X
Patronage  The Blind, the Paralyzed
Died  June 11, 1250, La Cambre Abbey, Brussels, Belgium

Venerated in  Roman Catholic Church

Alice of Schaerbeek, O.Cist. (or Adelaide or Aleydis) (Dutch: Sint Aleydis, French: Sainte Alix), (1204–1250) was a Cistercian laysister who is venerated as the patron saint of the blind and paralyzed. Her feast day is June 15.

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Life

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Alice was born at Schaerbeek, near Brussels, then in the Duchy of Brabant. A frail child, at the age of seven, she was sent to be boarded and educated at the Cistercian La Cambre Abbey, where she remained for the rest of her life. The name of the abbey is derived from the Latin: Camera Sanctae Mariae (Chamber of Our Lady) and is recalled in the park southeast of Brussels called "Ter Kamerenbos / Bois de la Cambre" ("Chamber Woods").

Alice of Schaerbeek 2008 June Vultus Christi

Alice was a very pretty girl, soon showed a high intelligence and a great love for God. She became a laysister at the abbey. However, at an early age, she contracted leprosy and had to be isolated. The disease caused her intense suffering, which she offered for the salvation of sinners and the souls in purgatory.

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Eventually she became paralyzed and afflicted with blindness. Her greatest consolation came from reception of the Holy Eucharist, although she was not allowed to drink from the chalice because of the presumed danger of contamination. However, it is said that the Lord appeared to her with assurance that He was in both the consecrated bread and the wine. She died in 1250, at the age of 46.

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By decree of July 1, 1702 Pope Clement XI granted to the monks of the Congregation of St. Bernard Fuliensi the faculty to celebrate the cultus of Alice. Devotion to Alice as a saint was approved in 1907 by Pope Pius X.

References

Alice of Schaerbeek Wikipedia


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