Feb 10, About Today for St. Scholastica, V

Altar of Saint Scholastica By Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl (Own work, Wolfgang Sauber, 2011-06-04) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

February 10

Saint Scholastica, Virgin


Today is the memorial of Saint Scholastica, virgin of the Church and sister to the great St. Benedict. Born in 480 AD in Italy, all accounts attest to her devote love for God from a very young age. Adhering to her brother’s wisdom through Christ, Saint Scholastica founded and ran a nunnery in the Benedictine tradition. As Abbess, Saint Scholastica aided in the spiritual formation of many holy sisters.

Through her pure heart and spiritual wisdom, it is said that God answered her with thunder and storms when she pleaded Him to convince her brother to prolong their annual visit. St. Benedict stayed, due to tremendous rains, and three days later Saint Scholastica is said to have died. Her life is a testimony to the personal relationship we have with God and His desire to participate in our lives through His Son, Jesus Christ. [1]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
[1] The Holy See. Vatican. www.vatican.va

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Feb 10, Invitatory for St. Scholastica, V

https://media.blubrry.com/divineoffice/traffic.libsyn.com/divineoffice/divine-ip-common-of-virgins.psalm095.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:28 — 5.3MB)Lord, open my lips. — And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock… Enter Prayer

Liturgy of the Hours for February 10