St. Romuald


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/19


Memorial
    19 June
    prior to 1969 his feast was held on 7 Feburary, the date of the translation of his relics in 1481

Profile
    Italian nobility who spent a wild youth. Acting as second, he witnessed his father kill another man in a duel, and sought to atone for the crime by becoming a Benedictine monk at Classe, Italy. Abbot from 996 to 999. A wanderer, he established several hermitage and monasteries in central and northern Italy. He tried to evangalize the Slavs, but met with little success. Founded the Camaldolese Benedictines. Spent the last fourteen years of his life in seclusion at Mount Sitria, Bifolco, and Val di Castro. Spiritual teacher of Saint Wolfgang.

Born
    c.951 at Ravenna, Italy

Died
    19 June 1027 at Val-di-Castro, Italy of natural causes
    body incorrupt
    enshrined at Fabriano, Italy
    relics translated on 7 Feburary 1481

Canonized
    1582 by Pope Gregory XIII



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