Friday, February 10, 2012
Santa Scolastica da Norcia
Saint Scholastica, Saint Benedict's twin sister. She founded a community of sisters near Monte Cassino under the direction of St. Benedict.
She is a patron of nuns, convulsive children, and a patron againts storms and rain.
She is often represented as a nun holding a book and a crosier or any combination using a crosier, book and dove.
O quam praeclara sunt merita beatae Scholasticae! O quanta virtus lacrimarum, per quas inclyta Virgo aeris serenitatem ad pluviae traxit inundationem.
Sancta Scholastica, ora pro nobis.