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February 10th: St. Escholastica, virgin

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Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): Jesus entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his words... As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving and finally she said, «Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the serving?». But the Lord answered, «Martha, Martha, you worry and are troubled about many things, whereas only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part, and it will not be taken away from her».

Today we celebrate Saint Scholastica, sister of Saint Benedict, founder of the first monastery of men in the West. Scholastic, meanwhile, founded a convent for women. Since childhood she lived consecrated to God and used to meet his brother once a year. At their last meeting, when St. Benedict already wanted to return, she asked him to stay some more time. But St. Benedict replied that the rule of his monastery did not allow it. Then Scholastic prayed to the almighty God and began to downpour ...

- "What have you done, my sister?" She replied: “I wanted you to stay, and you wouldn't listen. I have asked our good Lord, and He graciously granted my request. ”

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