Feast of Saint Scholastica

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Feast of Saint Scholastica

One of many statues of our patron Saint Scholastica - photo by Sister Patricia Ann Williams

St. Scholastica was known as the twin sister of St. Benedict, founder of Western monasticism.

We know of her through the writings of St. Gregory the Great in his book, Dialogues, Book II: St. Benedict.

She became a part of religious life at an early age and eventually became abbess in the convent near her brother’s monastery at Monte Cassino.

St. Gregory has a couple of touching stories of St. Scholastica and her brother in his book.

St. Scholastica is the patron saint of our Monastery and College.   Today will be a special day of celebration for everyone!



Sister Jeanne Ann Weber

Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is Director of Liturgy. She has experience as a teacher, advocate for women and children, giving retreats and spiritual direction. She is a member of the Shalom Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Monastery.




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