Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Holy Twins

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  ~

2 comments:

  1. Hi Patty! Best of blessings on your Ash Wednesday!
    Maybe I have told you this before, but my SIL is a twin. Her middle name is Scholastica, and her twin brother's middle name is Benedict. I think I'd better email her today, and wish her a Happy Middle Name Feast Day :)
    Ceil

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    1. Wow! That is a neat story and yes! you better call her up :)

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