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St. Romuald
June 19, Saint


Source: Catholicsaints.info



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 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
Representation
    •    monk pointing at a ladder on which other monks are ascending to heaven, indicative his founding of his Order






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