St. Scholastica, twin sister of St. Benedict, lived a very holy life, dedicating and consecrating herself to God at an early age. After her brother opened his famous monastery in Monte Cassino, St. Scholastica settled in a town about five miles away, opening a monastery for nuns. St. Benedict became the spiritual director to the nuns. Once a year outside of their monasteries, the holy twins would meet for a visit where it is believed they talked about the spirituality of things. Three days after one of those visits, St. Scholastica passed away, and her brother had a vision of her soul entering heaven. He had sent his monks to bring her body back to his monastery and place it in a tomb he had prepared for himself. She died in 543. Her feast day is February 10.
My family has celebrated this feast day many years ago, and at the time, I picked up this book at the library. Since Stan and Clementine do not remember her, I decided to celebrate her feast day again. This year, I purchased the book to add to our saint collection.
St. Scholastica, pray for us!
~ Patty ~