New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Scholastica

detail of a statue of Saint Scholastica at the monastery of Montecassino, Italy; swiped off WikipediaName Derivation

  • Latin: scholarly


Holy virgin; sister to Saint Benedict of Nursia. Born c.480; died in 542. Dedicated to God as an infant, she is said to have lived in a cell near Sultiaco. Saint Benedict visited her on several occasions for spiritual conferences. Relics at Fleury, Le Mang, and Juvigny. Feast, Roman Calendar, 10 February.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Scholastica”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2016. Web. 26 January 2022. <>