Born in 480 to a Roman noble family, St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the “father of monasticism.” Following the rule of her brother, she founded the Order of Benedictine nuns. According to the “Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great,” they spent their last day together in prayer and conversation.

~ “As we celebrate anew the Memorial of the Virgin Saint Scholastica,
we pray, O Lord, that, following her example, we may serve you with pure love and happily receive what comes from loving you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
~ from the Proper of Saints, Daily Roman Missal