Saint Scholastica coloring page: February 10th
St. Scholastica is the twin sister of St. Benedict. Though they both entered religious life, she spent much of her life with or very near to him. The monastery she founded was only about five miles from Benedict’s monastery. Once a year, they arranged to meet at a nearby house. They spent this time together in spiritual discussion and prayer. After meeting one night, Scholastica begged Benedict to stay for one more day. When Benedict refused, Scholastica began to pray. A terrible thunderstorm began, causing Benedict to stay. The brother and sister spent the night discussing spiritual matters. That was the last time they ever spent together. Three days later, Scholastica died. In his cell, Benedict received a vision of his sister’s soul ascending to heaven. He himself prepared her body to be buried.