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Saint Scholastica - She could do more because she loved more
Saint Scholastica - She could do more because she loved more
Saint Scholastica - She could do more because she loved more
Saint Scholastica - She could do more because she loved more
 
 
 

 
 

Virgin with Infant Jesus and Saints Benedict and Scholastica by Alessandro Tiarini (1577-1668); Museo della Rocca Dozza, Bolonia, Italy; commons.wikimedia.org
 
 
Saint Maria Scholastica - She who loved more could do more
From the books of Dialogues by Saint Gregory the Great, Pope
(Lib. 2, 33; PL 66, 194-196)


Scholastica, sister of Saint Benedict, consecrated to God since her infancy, was accustomed to being visited by her brother once a year. The man of God resorted to her for spiritual companionship and she met him inside the Montecasino monastery, not far from the gate.

One day he came as was the custom, and her venerable brother came down accompanied by some of his disciples; they spent the whole day praising God and engaging in holy conversation and, when it began to get dark, they all took nourishment. In between holy conversations time passed, until it got very late, and then the holy nun said to her brother:

I beg you to not leave me this night, but instead that we speak of the joys of the life in heaven until the morning.

He answered her:

What is it you are saying, sister? I cannot in any manner stay outside my cell.

The holy nun, upon hearing this negative reply from her brother, placed her hands over the table, with her fingers intertwined, and hid hear head there, to plead to the All Powerful Lord. Upon raising her head, a storm of thunder, lightning and rain came, so powerful, that not even her venerable Benedict, nor the brothers with him, had the ability to move not even one foot from the place where they were. Then the man of God began to complain, annoyed:

May All Powerful God forgive you, sister. What have you done?

She replied:

You see, I have supplicated to you, and you have not heard me. I have supplicated to my God, and He has. So now, go ahead, go, leave me and return to the monastery.

And Benedict, who did not want to stay by his own will, had to now do it by force. In this way, they spent the entire night conversing in candlelight, passing the time in holy conversations on the spiritual life.

It is not to be missed that this desire would prevail for this woman to experience since, as Saint John says, God is love, and thus, she could do more because she loved more.

Three days later, the man of God, being in his cell, elevated his eyes to heaven and saw the soul of his sister, now free of the tethers of the body, who penetrated, in the form of a dove, into the intimacies of Heaven. Full of joy for such a great glory, he gave thanks to God with hymns and praises, and sent his brothers out so they would bring back her body to the monastery and then bury it in the same sepulchre that he had prepared for himself.

In this manner, not even the burial itself could separate the body of those whose souls had always been united in God.

PRAYER

As we celebrate the feast of Saint Scholastica, Virgin, we ask you Lord that, following her example, we serve You with a pure love and we experience the delicacies of Your friendship. By our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever, Amen.

Translated from Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - luturgiadelashoras.com.ar


 
Saint Maria Scholastica - She who loved more could do more
From the books of Dialogues by Saint Gregory the Great, Pope
(Lib. 2, 33; PL 66, 194-196)


Scholastica, sister of Saint Benedict, consecrated to God since her infancy, was accustomed to being visited by her brother once a year. The man of God resorted to her for spiritual companionship and she met him inside the Montecasino monastery, not far from the gate.

One day he came as was the custom, and her venerable brother came down accompanied by some of his disciples; they spent the whole day praising God and engaging in holy conversation and, when it began to get dark, they all took nourishment. In between holy conversations time passed, until it got very late, and then the holy nun said to her brother:

I beg you to not leave me this night, but instead that we speak of the joys of the life in heaven until the morning.

He answered her:

What is it you are saying, sister? I cannot in any manner stay outside my cell.

The holy nun, upon hearing this negative reply from her brother, placed her hands over the table, with her fingers intertwined, and hid hear head there, to plead to the All Powerful Lord. Upon raising her head, a storm of thunder, lightning and rain came, so powerful, that not even her venerable Benedict, nor the brothers with him, had the ability to move not even one foot from the place where they were. Then the man of God began to complain, annoyed:

May All Powerful God forgive you, sister. What have you done?

She replied:

You see, I have supplicated to you, and you have not heard me. I have supplicated to my God, and He has. So now, go ahead, go, leave me and return to the monastery.

And Benedict, who did not want to stay by his own will, had to now do it by force. In this way, they spent the entire night conversing in candlelight, passing the time in holy conversations on the spiritual life.

It is not to be missed that this desire would prevail for this woman to experience since, as Saint John says, God is love, and thus, she could do more because she loved more.

Three days later, the man of God, being in his cell, elevated his eyes to heaven and saw the soul of his sister, now free of the tethers of the body, who penetrated, in the form of a dove, into the intimacies of Heaven. Full of joy for such a great glory, he gave thanks to God with hymns and praises, and sent his brothers out so they would bring back her body to the monastery and then bury it in the same sepulchre that he had prepared for himself.

In this manner, not even the burial itself could separate the body of those whose souls had always been united in God.

PRAYER

As we celebrate the feast of Saint Scholastica, Virgin, we ask you Lord that, following her example, we serve You with a pure love and we experience the delicacies of Your friendship. By our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever, Amen.

Translated from Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - luturgiadelashoras.com.ar




"He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love"
Saint John (1 John 4:8)
"He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love"
Saint John (1 John 4:8)
"He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is love"
Saint John (1 John 4:8)
 
 
 

 
 

Saint Scholastica, plead for us
 
 
 
Collect Prayer for Saint Scholastica

O God, who did cause the soul of the blessed virgin Scholastica to enter heaven in the form of a dove, to show us the way of innocence, grant, by her prayers and merits, that we may live in such innocence, as to deserve to attain eternal joys; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

 
Collect Prayer for Saint Scholastica

O God, who did cause the soul of the blessed virgin Scholastica to enter heaven in the form of a dove, to show us the way of innocence, grant, by her prayers and merits, that we may live in such innocence, as to deserve to attain eternal joys; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen



 
 
 
 
February 10 - Saint Maria Scholastica of Nursia (480-543), Virgin and Religious -She could do more because she loved more; Twin sister of Saint Benedict of Nursia


 
 

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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS y QUE DESCANSEN EN PAZ

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.