Episodes from the Life of St. Benedict: St. Benedict at the Death of St. Scholastica

Circa 1250-60 Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris

This is one segment from a stone panel with episodes from the life of St. Benedict. In Gregory's Dialogues (2:34), when St. Benedict became aware of the death of his sister St. Scholastica he had her buried in his abbey so that "as their souls were always one in God whiles they lived, so their bodies continued together after their death."

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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.