Sun 10 Feb, 2013
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Prayer, St. Benedict, St. Scholastica
According to Gregory the Great’s Dialogues (Book 2, ch. 33), St. Scholastica and her twin brother, St. Benedict, would meet once a year to share a meal and uplifting spiritual dialogue.
On one occasion she pleaded with him to spend the entire night focused on God. When he refused, St. Scholastica called upon God’s favor, whose very being is charity (1 Jn 4:8) and her prayer was answered.
This story shows how deep and trusting St. Scholastica’s faith was in God and his benevolence. It was childlike and honest. All she wanted was to continue a spiritual conversation with her brother.
I cannot help but think that the discussion must have been deeply inspiring and helpful. When her request was refused, she took her disappointment and desire and turned to God, who answers all prayers.
May we have faith as childlike and honest, and call upon God’s mercy in our need. Then we too can rest our head and await his powerful response.