Saint Scholastica, born around 480 and passing in 543, devoted her life to divine service from a young age. Following her brother, St. Benedict, to Monte Cassino, where he established a renowned monastery, Scholastica settled nearby at Plombariola. There, she founded and led a convent for nuns, located roughly five miles from her brother’s monastery. St. Benedict played a role in guiding his sister and her convent as well.

The siblings maintained a tradition of annual visits. Since St. Scholastica couldn’t enter the monks’ monastery, St. Benedict, accompanied by some monks, would meet her at a designated location some distance from both monasteries. These visits were cherished times of spiritual discussion and prayer.

During one memorable visit, after a day filled with prayer and devout conversations, Scholastica requested her brother stay over till the next morning. St. Benedict declined, citing the rule against spending the night outside the monastery. Scholastica turned to prayer, and suddenly a severe thunderstorm erupted, making it impossible for Benedict and his monks to leave. The storm ensured they spent the night in continued spiritual discourse. They parted the following morning, never to see each other again on earth.

Three days after this event, St. Scholastica passed away. St. Benedict reportedly saw his sister’s soul ascend to heaven in a vision. He then arranged for her body to be brought to his monastery and buried in a tomb he had reserved for himself. St. Scholastica’s death occurred around 543, with St. Benedict passing shortly after. Her legacy is celebrated annually on February 10th, marking her feast day and commemorating her life of spiritual dedication and the profound bond shared with her brother.

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    • dont you get that we are talking about st scholastica, who she was,what made her a saint. and by the way im 15 and i dont appreciate that language at you think God appreciates you calling his saint his beautiful daughter a name like that ?karma is not real . its Gods will no mater what happens . st scholastica pray for us your children in Christ and please help me in my school work . and to always love God and his spouse the blessed virgin Mary

  1. O God, to show us where innocence leads, you made the soul of your virgin Saint Scholastica soar to heaven like a dove in flight. Grant through her merits and her prayers that we may so live in innocence as to attain to joys everlasting. This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.


  3. Saint Scholastica and Saint Benedict, pray for us. Bless my twin sons with confidence in the Cross and Its infinite mercy. Help them resist the evil one, the deception/lies and temptation/corruption/cruelty. Keep them free of pride, greed, gluttony, sloth, lust, profanity, blasphemy, idolotry, fraud, etc. Keep humility in their hearts to fortify their lives against all ills. Grant Faith, Hope, Charity to both for the Glory of Heaven. Relieve the world of wars, famine, plagues, infectious diseases, according to Our Lady’s prophecies. Help us make reparation with fasting for offences against the most Sacred Heart. In the Name of God the Father, and of God the Son, and of God the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    • Scanning her life story once more, it brought an endearing chuckle to see the date of Saint Scholastica’s feastday, in unity with the supposed year of her death, as; 543-2-10. The year 543, the 2nd month, the tenth day. Remarkable cohesion.

      Saint Scholastica, please intercede for the soul of my mother, if she remains with the Church Suffering, that she may soon enjoy the Church Triumphant. Her birthday is February 12th, and since she converted from an Anglican to a Roman Catholic in order to marry my father in the Church, and I do not know which saint name she took for her Confirmation, please embrace her in heaven as your own kin. She had two brothers but no sons. Ask your brother, Saint Benedict, to watch out for my dad, grandad, great grandad, and my sons. Thanks be to God. Amen.

      • Saints Scholastica and Benedict, pray for us. Ora pro nobis at this volatile time. Intercede for the souls of my mother and father, and assist my twin sons with protection and endurance facing the trials of life. Beg abundant blessings for my daughter and her eldest brother, on this special Feastday. Bring peace to my soul knowing all of my children are well supported by the living and the dead. Sustain me in temporal and spiritual needs, until my final breath is drawn. Amen.

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