Scholastica is a saint of the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion. She was born in Italy. According to a ninth century tradition, she was the twin sister of Benedict of Nursia, her feast day is Saint Scholastica's Day. According to the Dialogues of Gregory the Great, Scholastica was born c. 480 in Nursia, Umbria, of wealthy parents. While Gregory states that Scholastica was Benedict's sister, a tradition says she was his twin. Gregory says she was dedicated to God from a young age, she and her brother Benedict were brought up together until the time he left to pursue studies in Rome. A young Roman woman of Scholastica's class and time would have remained in her father's house until marriage or entry into religious life, but wealthy women could inherit property and were literate. On occasion several young women would form a religious community. Benedictine tradition holds that Scholastica established a hermitage about five miles from Monte Cassino and that this was the first "Benedictine" convent.
However, it has been suggested that it is more that she lived in a hermitage with one or two other religious women in a cluster of houses at the base of Mount Cassino where there is an ancient church named after her. Ruth Clifford Engs notes that since Dialogues indicates that Scholastica was dedicated to God at an early age she lived in her father's house with other religious women until his death and moved nearer to Benedict; the most told story about her is that she would, once a year, go and visit her brother at a place near his abbey, they would spend the day worshiping together and discussing sacred texts and issues. One day they continued their conversation; when Benedict indicated it was time for him to leave, Scholastica sensing that the time of her death was drawing near, asked him to stay with her for the evening so they could continue their discussions. Not wishing to break his own Rule, Benedict refused. At that point, Scholastica closed her hands in prayer, after a moment, a wild storm started outside of the guest house in which they were staying.
Benedict asked, "What have you done?", to which she replied, "I asked you and you would not listen. So now go off, if you can. Benedict was unable to return to his monastery, they spent the night in discussion. Three days from his cell, he saw his sister's soul leaving the earth and ascending to heaven in the form of a shining white dove. Benedict had her body brought to his monastery, where he had it laid in the tomb which he had prepared for himself; the Anglo-Saxon bishop and scholar Aldhelm recounts the story in both the De Laude Virginitatis, written for the nuns at Barking, in the shorter Carmen de virginitate. What is known of Scholastica derives from the Dialogues of Gregory the Great. Pearse A. Cusack argues that she is a literary invention on the part of Gregory to demonstrate that love supersedes law. Early calendars and place names in the area around Monte Cassino suggest. Gregory names as his sources four of Benedict's contemporaries. A contemporary, Caesarius of Arles, wrote Regula virginum, the first rule drawn up for women living in community, for his sister, Caesaria.
Scholastica is the foundress of the women's branch of Benedictine Monasticism. She was selected as the main motif for a high value commemorative coin: the Austria €50'The Christian Religious Orders', issued 13 March 2002. On the obverse side of the coin Scholastica is depicted alongside Benedict. In iconography, Scholastica is represented as an abbess, in a black habit and holding a book or a dove. Scholastica is the patron saint of nuns, book fairs, convulsive children, is invoked against storms and rain, her memorial is 10 February. Saint Scholastica's Day known as the Feast of Saint Scholastica, is celebrated on February 10, its symbol is the Christian cross. Saint Scholastica's Day bears importance in the monastic calendar as she is honoured as the patroness of Benedictine nuns; the Feast of St Scholastica is commemorated through a service of worship. List of Catholic saints Benedictines St Scholastica Day riot Saint Scholastica, patron saint archive Whatley, E. Gordon, Anne B. and Upchurch, Robert K.
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Igor Aleksandrovich Netto was a Soviet–Russian footballer, considered one of the greatest Soviet players ever. He started out playing on the left of defense but, due to his offensive mentality and technical abilities turned into a dynamic central midfielder, his versatility and footballing intelligence allowed him to play a number of positions across defense and midfield. Besides football, Netto played 22 games in the 1948–49 and 1950–51 seasons as an ice hockey forward for Spartak, he quit because of the high level of traumatize intrinsic to hockey. During his club career he played for FC Spartak Moscow from 1949 until 1966, scoring 37 goals in 367 league games, winning five Soviet championships and three cups, he was the captain of the USSR national football team from 1954 to 1963. He led the country to the gold medal in the 1956 Summer Olympics, victory at the first European Championship in 1960, he missed all but one match in the 1958 FIFA World Cup due to injury, played all four matches in the 1962 FIFA World Cup when the Soviet Union reached the quarterfinals.
In total he collected four goals. Netto was a person of exceptional honesty, revealed most remarkably during the 1962 FIFA World Cup match against Uruguay. At a 1–1 score, Igor Chislenko managed to strike through the net, the resulting goal was mistakenly counted by the referee who has not seen the ball trajectory. Hearing protests from the Uruguayan keeper, Netto confirmed with Chislenko that the ball went through the net, convinced the referee to discount the goal. Netto's team won. After retiring in 1966 he had a long, though unsuccessful career as a coach, training AC Omonia, FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, Iran and Neftchi Baku. Netto was awarded the Order of Lenin in 1957; the stadium of Spartak Moscow reserves team is named after him. Netto was known as goose for his hissing voice, as well as goose-like head shape. On 9 January 1960 he married an actress, they divorced around 1987. Spartak MoscowSoviet Champion: 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1962 Soviet Cup Winner: 1950, 1958, 1963Soviet UnionUEFA European Football Championship: 1960 Soviet Olympic team: 3 games in 1952 and 5 games in 1956, with 1 goal and gold medal in 1956.
National team: 54 caps, 4 goals.
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