Saint Days: Scholastica, Abbess
St. Scholastica lived from 480-547 and was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the founder of monasticism. St. Scholastica is often recognized as the founder of the women's branch of Benedictine Monasticism.
St. Scholastica has a special place in the hearts of those of us at Christ our Redeemer because our Priest, Fr. Jim, is a Benedictine in the Company of Jesus so St. Benedict and St. Scholastica are regularly mentioned in our Eucharistic Prayer.
She is a reminder for us to maintain our focus on spiritual realities as we go about our daily routines: "Let us go on talking about the delights of the spiritual life," she once exhorted her brother.
Let us remember St. Scholastica in our prayers today:
O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver us from an inordinate love of this world, that we, inspired by the devotion of your servant St. Scholastica, may serve you with singleness of heart, and attain to the riches of the age to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.