Scholastica was a friendly, intelligent girl who promised herself to Jesus when she was still very young. After her parents died, she went to visit her holy brother. He had built a big monastery and was the leader of many good monks.
St. Benedict was very good to his holy sister. When he found out that she and other young women wanted to become religious, he helped her start her convent.
Once a year, St. Benedict came to visit her for one day. On on of his visits, when he was ready to leave the convent, Scholastica begged him to stay longer. Benedict she he could not, but Scholastica knew that soon she would die. So she bowed her head and prayed with all her heart. No sooner had she lifted her head than such a storm arose that Benedict was unable to leave. He stayed and they talked all through the night about the goodness of God and the happiness of the Saints in Heaven. Three days later, when Benedict was praying in his monastery, he saw the beautiful soul of his sister Scholastica going up to Heaven in the form of a dove.
Like this saintly brother and sister, let us love one another at home and be of good
example to each other.
Saints for Young People for Every Day of the Year
A coloring picture can be found below.