Feast day: February 10th
When did St. Scholastica live: in the sixth century
Scholastica was born in Italy as sister of Benedict of Nursia. Following the example of her brother, she consecrated her life to God already in young years. She entered a monastery in Plombariola, five miles away from the monastery of St. Benedict. The siblings usually met once a year and discussed spiritual matters. During one visits, Scholastica asked Benedict to stay until the next day but her brother refused. Through prayer, a furious thunderstorm arose and Benedict could not return to his monastery. This was the list time the two siblings met each other. Scholastica died three days later in 543.
Patronage: St. Scholastica is patron saint of nuns, for rain, against thunderstorms and lighting, against cramps
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Scholastica - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Scholastica is shown as a nun with book, feather and dove.