February 10 – Saint Scholastica: Patrons Saint against Rain and Storms

Saint Scholastica, Patron Saint against Storms (Feast Date: February 10)

Extract from Scholastica: “Scholastica (c. 480 – 10 February 547) is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Born in Italy, she was the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia. . . . Scholastica was dedicated to God from a young age (some tellings of her story indicate that she preceded Benedict in godliness, and he came to holiness after she did). The most commonly told story about her is that she would, once a year, go and visit her brother at a place near his abbey, and they would spend the day worshiping together and discussing sacred texts and issues. One year at the end of the day, they had supper and continued their conversation. When Benedict indicated it was time for him to leave, she protested, and begged him to stay with her for the evening so they could continue their discussions. He refused, insisting that he needed to return to his cell. At that point, Scholastica closed her hands in prayer, and after a moment, a wild storm started outside of the guest house in which they were housed. Benedict asked, ‘What have you done?’, to which she replied, ‘I asked you and you would not listen; so I asked my God and he did listen. So now go off, if you can, leave me and return to your monastery.’ Benedict was unable to return to his monastery, and they spent the night in discussion. According to Gregory’s Dialogues, three days later, from his cell, he saw his sister’s soul leaving the earth and ascending to heaven in the form of a shining white dove.” See PICTURE of Saint Scholastica. See also: SAINT SCHOLASTICA. St. Scholastica PRAYER.

Saint Scholastica, Patron Saint against Rain (Feast Date: February 10)

Extract from  Saint Scholastica:  “St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he established his famous monastery, she took up her abode in the neighborhood at Plombariola, where she founded and governed a monastery of nuns, about five miles from that of St. Benedict, who, it appears, also directed his sister and her nuns. She visited her brother once a year, and as she was not allowed to enter his monastery, he went in company with some of his brethren to meet her at a house some distance away. These visits were spent in conferring together on spiritual matters. On one occasion they had passed the time as usual in prayer and pious conversation and in the evening they sat down to take their reflection. St. Scholastica begged her brother to remain until the next day. St. Benedict refused to spend the night outside his monastery. She had recourse to prayer and a furious thunderstorm burst so that neither St. Benedict nor any of his companions could return home. They spent the night in spiritual conferences. The next morning they parted to meet no more on earth. Three days later St. Scholastica died, and her holy brother beheld her soul in a vision as it ascended into heaven.” See picture of Saint Scholastica. See also:  Saint Scholastica,,  Święta Scholastyka, dziewica (Po), Santa Skolastika (Indo), and Scholastika von Nursia (Ger). Videos: SAINT SCHOLASTICA SISTER OF SAINT BENEDICT, Saint Scholastica, and St. Scholastica.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Scholastica on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Tornadoes in the United States (March 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 12 – March 25, 2012.

Flooding in China (Summer, 2010) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 5 – July 18, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,

make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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