How Sisters Witness, Belong to, Become Christ

By Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB

On the eve of the Feast Day of St. Scholastica, St. Benedict’s sister and our founder, let’s turn to the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians. We hear: “’Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.’  For it is not the one who recommends the self who is approved, but the one whom the Lord recommends.”

We did not choose God, God chose us.  What is it that God asks of us?  What was it that St. Scholastica asked of her sisters?  Continue Reading

The Feast of St. Scholastica

All Benedictine women celebrate February 10 as the Feast of St. Scholastica. Saints Benedict and Scholastica were twins but, more importantly, they were of One Spirit. They were extraordinarily close and several very colorful stories are recorded by St. Gregory the Great about their relationship. St. Scholastic followed her brother as he left Rome and later established a small community. She established similar communities of women who followed Benedict’s teaching and Rule. Continue Reading