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Inspiring Saints I June 19 I Saint Romuald carmelpreran Italian nobility who spent a wild youth. Acting as second, he witnessed his father kill another man in a duel, and Romuald sought to atone …More
Inspiring Saints I June 19 I Saint Romuald carmelpreran
Italian nobility who spent a wild youth. Acting as second, he witnessed his father kill another man in a duel, and Romuald sought to atone for the crime by becoming a Benedictine monk at Classe, Italy. Abbot from 996 to 999. A wanderer by nature, 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 of Ratisbon.
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
Patronage
Suwalki, Poland
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