Scholastica (c. 480 – c. 543) was the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia. She, like her brother, found her calling as a monastic, establishing a convent at Plombariola, a few miles from Monte Cassino, in the 6th century.

Scholastica and her brother would come out of their cloistered community once a year to discuss spiritual matters with one another. The following account of their last meeting comes from the books of Dialogues by Saint Gregory the Great, pope:  Continue Reading