St. Scholastica (+543) was the twin sister of the great patron and, perhaps, savior of Western civilization, St. Benedict. We know something of her life from the writings of St. Pope Gregory I, "the Great". In the Dialogues GRegory says that Scholastica was the leader of a community of sisters following her brother’s Rule close to her brothers community at Monte Cassino. According to Gregory, Scholastica was a very holy little girl. She and Benedict would meet once a year. They would prayer together discuss holy things. Apparently, one time it happened that she did not want the visit to end, though Benedict was pretty much heading out the door against her requests for him to stay. She prayed for a moment and a terrible storm rose up suddenly. Benedict asked her what she had done and she replied, "I asked you and you would not listen; so I asked my God and he did listen. So now go off, if you can, leave me and return to your monastery." For this reason, St. Scholastica is often prayed to to help with matters concerning rain and storms. At any rate, Benedict remained to visit his sister for the evening and then went home. Three days later he saw from the cell of his own monastery his sister’s soul rising from the earth like a dove and returning to heaven.
Beatae Scholasticae virginis memoriam recolentes,
ut, eius exemplo, tibi intemerata caritate serviamus
et felices obtineamus tuae dilectionis effectus.
The verb recolo is quite interesting. In the first place it means "to till or cultivate again, to work anew". The third part of the verb recolo is recultum. Think of the word "cultivate", which in English has many different meanings.
Effectus can of course mean "effect", but another meaning has to do with with the result of an action, "an operation, effect, tendency, purpose". It strikes me that this may be our meaning here.
Reflecting upon the memory of the blessed virgin Scholastica,
we beseech You, O Lord,
that, by her example, we may serve You with pure charity,
and we may obtain the happy objectives of Your love.
The word effectus gives our prayer a nice layer of meaning. Since God brings to pass what He intends, for us, the purpose He has for doing something in our lives will be the same as the effect. His purposes are effective. However, He will not impose certain things on us against our will. We must cooperate with both His objectives and the effects of His graces.