About St. Scholastica
Feast Day: February 10
St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict. They lived during the sixth century. She founded a monastery of nuns. Each year she would meet St. Benedict near his monastery and they would spend the day talking and praying.
On one of these occasions, St. Scholastica asked St. Benedict to remain overnight but he did not want to remain away from his monastery. She began to pray and a tremendous storm arose. St. Benedict was forced to stay overnight with her. He returned home the next day. St. Scholastica died later that week.
Patron Saint of …
She is the patron saint of school, tests, books, and reading. Her intercession is frequently asked during thunderstorms and rain.
Mass Readings for the Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin
- First Reading – Song of Songs 8:6-7: “Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 148: “Young men and women, praise the name of the Lord.”
- Gospel – Luke 10:38-42: “There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”
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