St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica, Virgin

February 10

St. Scholastica, the twin sister of St. Benedict, followed in the footsteps of piety of her saintly brother. On the occasion of the last conversation of St. Scholastica with her brother, he had determined to return to his monastery at evening, but Scholastica leaning with her elbows on the table and holding her forehead in her hands began to shed tears. A violent storm immediately burst forth, and the rain fell in torrents, so that Benedict was compelled to remain and continue the spiritual conversation. On that occasion, she had more power than he over the heart of God, because whilst St. Benedict upheld the law of discipline and justice she, on the other hand, appealed to a higher law, that of love.

She died in the early half of the Sixth Century.