Patron of Teachers, Ursulines, Language Studies, and Latin Studies
Feast Day: June 15
Saint Alice, who is also known as “Adelaide of Guelders,” was born in the 11th century and was the daughter of Megingoz. She was part of the Ursuline convent in Cologne, Germany and became a Benedictine nun. She became an abbess and was instrumental in creating the Order of Our Lady of the Capitol.
Alice was an innate educator. Many nuns who worked beside her wound up learning Latin, because Alice insisted the nuns learn the language so they could better understand the breadth and depth of daily Mass. Her careful teaching ways benefited many, and some say she helped keep the Latin language alive. Due to her immense charity and intellect, she was appointed as a counselor to the Archbishop!
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