This Saint Scholastica of Nursia Plaque commemorates Saint Scholastica (480-543), the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia. She founded the order of Benedictine Sisters. Many schools and colleges are named for her today. This plaque is a great patron saint day gift (February 10th), birthday gift, confirmation gift, as well as a great Christmas stocking stuffer! This plaque will also be a meaningful welcome gift to all new students or a farewell gift to all graduates.
A Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
The Saint Scholastica plaque is available in two sizes: small (p114k, 2 x 1.6 inches) and large (p80g, 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque will hang easily on any wall in the office or at home. Conceived and realized in Germany by a master bronzesmith, this plaque is an ideal birthday gift, feast day gift, or confirmation gift. It is especially suited for everyone who enjoys Saint Scholastica as their namesake.
Patron Saint of Nuns
According to the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great, Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica spent their last day together in conversation and prayer. Since Scholastica sensed her death was imminent, she pleaded with Benedict to stay with her until the following day. But since he did not want to spend a night outside the monastery and thereby break his own Rule, he refused to do so. Scholastica then asked God to intervene and allow her brother to remain with her. A severe thunderstorm (depicted as lightning on this plaque) then erupted which prevented Benedict and his monks from returning to their monastery. Benedict cried out to Scholastica, “God forgive you, Sister. What have you done?” Scholastica replied, “I asked a favor of you and you refused. I asked God, and God granted my request.” Saint Benedict and St. Scholastica spent the night in prayer and conversation (bottom right of this plaque). The following day St. Benedict returned to his monastery. Three days later, as he was praying in his monastery, Benedict saw his sister soul’s ascending in the form of a shining white dove to Heaven (top left of the plaque). Benedict then announced his sister’s death to his brother monks. He later buried her in the tomb which he had prepared for himself. Since Saint Scholastica is now the patron saint of nuns, this solid bronze plaque would be the perfect gift for that favorite nun in your life!