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Saint Scholastica, from the San Luca Altarpiece
Saint Scholastica, from the San Luca Altarpiece

Saint Scholastica (c. 480 - 543) is a Catholic saint. Born in Italy, she was the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x2841, 185 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scholastica San Luca Altarpiece ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x2841, 185 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scholastica San Luca Altarpiece ... The San Luca Altarpiece is a series of painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna, who finished it in 1453. ... Events Odoacer defeats an attempt by Julius Nepos to recapture Italy, and has Julius killed; Odoacer also captured Dalmatia. ... Events The doctrine of apocatastasis is condemned by the Synod of Constantinople. ... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are usually depicted as having halos. ... Fraternal twin boys in the tub Twins in animal biology is a case of multiple birth in which the mother gives birth to two offspring from the same pregnancy. ... Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. ...


St. Gregory the Great, in his Dialogues, tells us that she was a nun and leader of a community for women about five miles from St Benedict's abbey at Monte Cassino. We do not know what rule this community followed, although it seems most likely it was the Rule of St. Benedict. Saint Gregory I, or Gregory the Great (called the Dialogist in Eastern Orthodoxy) (circa 540 - March 12, 604) was pope of the Catholic Church from September 3, 590 until his death. ... Nun in cloister, 1930; photograph by Doris Ulmann In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... The restored Abbey Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about eighty miles (130 km) south of Rome, Italy, a mile to the west of the town of Cassino (the Roman Cassinum having been on the hill) and about 1700 ft (520 m) altitude. ... St Benedict of Nursia The Rule of St Benedict by Benedict of Nursia (fl. ...


Scholastica was dedicated to God from a young age (some tellings of her story indicate that she preceded Benedict in godliness, and he came to holiness after she did, and in her wake). The most commonly told story about her is that she would, once a year, go and visit her brother at his abbey, and they would spend the day worshipping together and discussing sacred texts and issues. At the end of the day, they had supper and continued their conversation. When Benedict indicated it was time for him to leave, she protested, and begged him to stay with her for the evening so they could continue their discussions. He refused, insisting that he needed to return to his cell. At that point, Scholastica closed her hands in prayer, and after a moment, a wild storm started outside of the guest house in which they were housed. Benedict asked, "What have you done?", to which she replied, "I asked you and you would not listen; so I asked my God and he did listen. So now go off, if you can, leave me and return to your monastery." This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Supper is the evening meal - ordinarily the last meal of the day. ... A roll cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, Netherlands A storm is any disturbed state of a planets atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. ...


Benedict was unable to return to his monastery, and they spent the night in discussion. According to the Gregory's Dialogues, three days later, from his cell, he saw his sister's soul leaving the earth and ascending to heaven in the form of a shining white dove. Monastery of St. ... The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is a self-aware ethereal substance particular to a unique living being. ... subfamily see article text Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University (2002) Pigeons and doves are some 300 species of near passerine birds in the order Columbiformes. ...


Her feast day is February 10. St. Scholastica is the patron saint of convulsive children, nuns, and is invoked against storms and rain. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the medical condition. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Nun in cloister, 1930; photograph by Doris Ulmann In general, a nun is a female ascetic who chooses to voluntarily leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ... Rain falling Rain is a form of precipitation, other forms of which include snow, sleet, hail, and dew. ...

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St. Scholastica - Traditional twin of St. Benedict (4634 words)
Scholastica, based upon centuries of tradition, is considered the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of monastic communities and compiler of the Rule of St. Benedict, a guide to common-sense living and monastic organization.
Scholastica receives God's blessings for her greater love and heartfelt prayer when Benedict does not listen to her need and attempts to rigidly stick to his monastic rule of not staying away overnight from the monastery.
Perhaps in the vision of Scholastica's soul rising to heaven, Benedict finally "saw the light" in terms of what his sister was attempting to communicate, namely a premonition of her death and that this would be their last earthly supper and time together.
Scholastica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (434 words)
Scholastica was dedicated to God from a young age (some tellings of her story indicate that she preceded Benedict in godliness, and he came to holiness after she did, and in her wake).
Scholastica is the patron saint of convulsive children, nuns, and is invoked against storms and rain.
Statue of St. Scholastica in the Benedict altar in the transept of the church at Melk Abbey, Austria
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