Tuesday, February 10, 2009

St. Scholastica

Today is the Feast of St. Scholastica, the twin sister of St. Benedict. She played an important role in Anglo-Saxon life, inspiring some notable literary works. Here's from a poem about St. Scholastica by Aldhelm of Schireburn (Source):

Scholastica took her very name from schola,
God enriches her abundantly with heavenly favour,
She who gained golden rewards by her virginal vow.

The poem goes on to discuss the most famous story about her, the legend of St. Scholastica and the storm.

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