Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2 1⁄2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Alice was born at Shaerbeck, near Brussels. At the age of 7, she entered a Cistercian convent that became her future home. The Cistercian community welcomed her graciously and was inspired by her spirit of humility.
Unfortunately, Alice contracted leprosy as an adolescent and had to be quarantined within the convent. She eventually became paralyzed and blind, but her true suffering came when she was no longer allowed to receive from the chalice during Communion. Soon after, our Lord appeared to Alice and consoled her by stating that receiving the consecrated bread was receiving the Blood as well as the Body of Jesus.
On June 11, 1249, Saint Alice became gravely ill and it was revealed to her that she had 12 months more on earth. As her agonies increased, she continued to offer the additional sufferings for the souls in purgatory. Despite her pains, she was comforted by still more ecstasies and revelations.
On June 10, 1250, as predicted, Saint Alice died. She was canonized in 1907.
Saint Alice is recognized today as the patroness of those suffering from paralysis. Her feast day is June 15th.
Saint Alice, Pray for Us. -- Paper/Oxidized Metal -- Card: (closed) 2 1/2" W x 4" H; (open) 5" W x 4" H; Medal: 1" H