Patron of Nuns, Invoked Against Rain, Storms, and... for Help with Kids Who Throw "Temper Tantrums..."
Feast Day: November 6th
Scholastica’s story took place long ago. She was a devoted Nun and the brother of the man who became Saint Benedict. Scholastica went to see her brother and others, planning to spend time together talking about Jesus and Spirituality. They did this until Benedict announced he was tired and ready to sleep. Scholastica was disappointed and asked him to visit longer but he declined. Scholastica’s feelings were hurt so she started to pray to God. All of a sudden, a tremendous storm erupted. Benedict became alarmed and insinuated that God must be furious with her, but Scholastica set him straight saying something like, “No, God is just spending time with me, something you will not do. And God has said what he has to say about that!” Scholastica told her brother to go to his bunk and sleep. But Benedict knew he should not do that and he and stayed with Scholastica and talked about Holy things all night long. A few days later, Benedict saw Scholastica’s body rise up, turn into a dove, and fly to Heaven. Pray to Scholastica if friends or family say they are too busy to visit, or when you think you are to busy to visit others! © 2009, for Amanda