Sister Scholastica is a Roman Catholic Saint who lived from about 480 to 542. She was the twin sister of Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Abbey at Monte Cassino in Southern Italy,where this statue, and one of Saint Benedict can be seen.
This is a beautiful statue, symbolising peace and tranquility, particularly when viewed from this angle against the clear blue Italian sky. It is so difficult to imagine the violence that has taken place here during my lifetime.
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