Happy Feast of St. Scholastica
We have picked up on the holy humor of this story and have used some of it in our antiphons for the feast. In one of our antiphons we sing of Benedict's frustration when he discovers his plight: "May almighty God forgive you sister, what have you done?" And the responding antiphon is Scholastica's answer: "See I have asked a favor of you, and you refused to hear me. I asked my Lord and He has heard me."
f you and you ed; I asked our Lord and He has heard."
Last night I was awakened in the midst of a thunderstorm and smiled at the memory of St. Scholastica's storm. Whether this story is true matters little. What matters is the deep love that St. Scholastica portrayed in wanting to spend time with God and with her brother.
In our Hymn for this feast we sing:
Crash of tempest; roll of thunder Lightening flash from pole to pole,
But the storm of love is stronger
Brighter flashes in the soul.
May each of you experience a storm of love with bright flashes in the soul. Who will you have holy conversation with this week?