The Feast of St. Scholastica

Today the church celebrates The Feast of Saint Scholastica, the twin sister of Saint Benedict. She died in the year 543, and eventually she and her brother were buried in the same plot. The story is told that every year Scholastica and her brother, Benedict, would spend an afternoon visiting, praying and talking about their faith. And on one particular afternoon, Scholastica asked if they couldn’t stay together a little bit longer to talk and Benedict said, “No, sister, it’s getting dark and the rule is that no woman can be in the monastery after dark.” So a scholastica prayed to God and a tremendous storm came up was so powerful that she couldn’t leave. Benedict said to her, “Sister what have you done?” Scholastica replied, “Well, I asked you if I could stay and you said ‘no,’ so I prayed to God and he said, ‘yes.'”