February 10 – Feast of St. Scholastica

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February 10 – Feast of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica Icon by +Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB
Icon of St. Scholastica Icon written by +Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB

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 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!

We invite you to join the Sisters at prayer on this special day:

The Eucharist service begins at 11:30 a.m. Evening Prayer is at 5:20 p.m.

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