Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia, who spent most of his life in a monastery she was not allowed in. She was always devout from a young age, and founded a women’s branch of the Order of Saint Benedict. Once, while Benedict visited her, Scholastica believed she was going to die as he was leaving, so she prayed for him to stay and a thunderstorm kept Benedict from leaving her.
b. c.480 AD, Umbria, Italy d. 2/10/543, Near Montecassino
Patronage: Nuns, Convulsive children, Storms and Rain
Feast Day: February 10