The next day Scholastica returned to her abbey, and Benedict to his. Days later, Benedict raised his eyes to heaven and saw the soul of his sister ascending in the likeness of a dove. He rejoiced to see her in glory, and with hymns and praise he gave thanks to God. Imparting the news of her death to his monks, he sent them to bring her body to his abbey where he had it buried in the grave he had provided for himself. This way, as their souls were always one in God while they lived, so their bodies continued together after their death.