Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Alice, or Adelaide, Virgin and Abbess

detail of a scan of a 1718 flyer for pilgrims; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

She was daughter of Megendose, count of Guelders, and governed the nunnery of Bellich on the Rhine, near Bonn, (now a church of canonesses) but died in 1015, abbess of our Lady’s in Cologne, both monasteries having been founded by her father. Her festival, with an octave, is kept at Bellich, or Vilich, where the nunnery which she instituted, of the order of Saint Bennet, is now converted into a church of canonesses.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Alice, or Adelaide, Virgin and Abbess”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 February 2013. Web. 22 September 2014. <>