St. Benedict

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(480-550) Benedict started several monasteries and wrote a new kind of Rule for people living the monastic life—a rule that emphasized a balanced life. The Benedictine Rule became the model for monks and nuns for centuries afterward.

St. Scholastica

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(d. 543) The twin sister of St. Benedict, who was the founder of western monasticism; she was head of a convent not far from her brother’s monastery. Once while visiting with her brother, she prayed for a storm so he would not … Read More