Gospel Reflection – Thursday (10 February 2022) 5th Week of Ordinary Time – St Scholastica
Fr Paul reads from the Gospel of Mark (7: 14-30) in which a woman begged Jesus to drive an unclean spirit out of her daughter. Fr Paul also shares in his reflection a little bit about the life of St Scholastica, who we celebrate today.
Fr Paul says there is not a lot we know about St Scholastica and her life. We think she was born in about the year 480, in Nursia and was the twin sister of St Benedict. We understand that she was dedicated to God from an early age and she followed her brother to Casino where she died in the about the year 547.
Today, as we do in the tradition of our Church, Fr Paul says, we ask St Scholastica, pray for us!