Feast of St. Scholastica, February 10

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Feast of St. Scholastica, February 10

St. Scholastica was known as the twin sister of St. Benedict, founder of Western monasticism.  We know of her through the writings of St. Gregory the Great in his book, Dialogues, Book II: St. Benedict. She became a part of religious life at an early age and became abbess in the convent near her brother’s monastery at Monte Cassino.  St. Gregory has a couple of touching stories of St. Scholastica and her brother in his book.  St. Scholastica is the patron saint of our Monastery and College.  February 10 will be a special day for everyone, especially since our College centennial is being celebrated this year!The first reading at the Eucharist is from the Song of Songs, chapter 8:6-7. It speaks of great love for God and even says that many waters cannot quench love for love is strong as death. In the Gospel we hear of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). We are all called to be both Martha and Mary, praying and working – ora et labora, our Benedictine motto.All are welcome to join us for the Eucharist at 11:45 on Friday, February 10th in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.  
St. Scholastica, photo by Sister Patricia Anne Williams. Copyright © All rights reserved.
This statue stands with with its twin, that of St. Benedict, in Benet Hall

 

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