Wednesday, February 10, 2021
St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict. They lived during the sixth century. St. Scholastica 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. St. Scholastica 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.
St. Scholastica’s feast day is February 10. She is the patron saint of school, tests, books, and reading. Her intercession is frequently asked during thunderstorms and rain.