Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feast of St. Scholastica (February 10)

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Today is Feast the of St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict.

When St. Scholastica died, St. Benedict was in his cell. Looking up to the sky, he saw his sister’s soul leave her body in the form of a dove, and fly up to the secret places of heaven.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich said, “Scholastica was purity itself. I see her in heaven as white as snow. With the excpetion of Mary and Magdalen, I know of no saint so loving.”