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Scholastica (R) and Benedict (L)
Scholastica (R) and Benedict (L)

Scholastica, a sister of St Benedict of Norcia, was born about the year 480.  She followed the rule of her brother near Montecassino and is regarded as the first Benedictine nun.  When she met her brother for the last time, a sudden rainstorm providentially prolonged the meeting; three days later Benedict saw her soul ascend to heaven as a dove (her symbol in art) in 543.

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