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Prayer to follow the example of St. Scholastica

SAINT Scholastica

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Philip Kosloski - published on 02/10/22

Ask God for the grace to imitate the pure and loving example of St. Scholastica.

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One of the principal reasons why the Church highlights various saints throughout the liturgical year is to give us hope that we too could be united with them in Heaven. It is a beautiful thought, but it requires our cooperation with God’s grace.

St. Scholastica had a pure heart and childlike trust in God. She helped found the women’s branch of the Benedictine Order with her brother, St. Benedict.

Here is the collect prayer for the feast of St. Scholastica that we can use to ask God for help in following her example.

As we celebrate anew the Memorial of the Virgin Saint Scholastica,
we pray, O Lord, that, following her example,
we may serve you with pure love
and happily receive what comes from loving you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.

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