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.

1 comment:

  1. I need to ask her to pray for my little autistic nephew!