Saturday, February 10, 2007

St Scholastica

Today is the feast of St Scholastica, the foundress of the Benedictine nuns. What we know of her comes from St Gregory the Great's life of St Benedict, her brother. You can find it in summary here.

Found While Looking for Something Else

Found while researching St Scholastica, actually. Having been born on the anniversary of the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, I was interested to learn that history knows of a St Scholastica's Day Riot. Round about 1355, some students at Oxford got into a contretemps with some townsmen.

It was about beer.

Wouldncha know.


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