Wednesday, March 1
7:00 am and 6:30 pm
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St. Scholastica, twin sister to the great St. Benedict, was born in the year 480 in Nursia, Italy. Having consecrated herself to God from “her earliest youth,” Scholastica chose to found her monastery of nuns in Plombariola, about 5 miles from her brother’s monastery at Monte Cassino. Once a year, St. Scholastica traveled to visit with St. Benedict at a small house near to his monastery, where the two would pray and discuss spiritual matters. At the end one such visit, Scholastica asked her brother to defer his return until the following day; he refused, being unwilling to pass a night outside of his monastery as it was a breach of the Rule. Scholastica then begged God in prayer to intercede on her behalf. She had barely finished when a storm burst over them, a storm so furious that Benedict and his companions were unable to leave. The pair spent the night in further discussion on pious subjects, and three days later St. Scholastica died. St. Scholastica is the patron of nuns, and against storms and rain. She probably died sometime in the year 543, and her feast day is February 10.
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