>Today is St. Alice’ day. I am not making it up, she was a Cistercian Nun who died in 1250. Although a nun, she contracted leprosy, and by necessity was isolated from the rest of the community. Fr. Andrew said that we should think of those whom we push to the edge of life, those who are shunned for being different from us, or are the wrong class, etc..
I’ve never heard of this saint, however some research has turned up an interesting piece of information. In 1250, people were still receiving the cup as well as the host. For hygienic reasons, Alice could not take the cup. This caused her a great deal of sadness. One day she had a vision of Jesus who told her that by receiving the bread, she had received both the body, and the blood.