Jun 19, About Today for Saturday of the 11th week of Ordinary Time

Fresco cycle in the Dominican monastery San Marco in Florence, detail head of St. Romualdus by Fra Angelico [Public domain]

June 19

Saint Romuald, Abbot

Optional Memorial

Saint Romuald was an Italian hermit born around 950 A.D. The son of aristocratic parents, Saint Romuald indulged as a lavish and thoughtless youth. Shocked by witnessing his father win a duel, Saint Romuald fled to a local abbey and entered religious life. Drawn to eremitic simplicity, he traveled through Italy reforming monasteries and eventually founded the Camaldolese Order. As Saint Peter Damian described, Saint Romuald’s goal was to, “…turn the whole world into a hermitage, and make all the multitude of the people associates of the monastic order.” [1][2]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
[1] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Romuald.”
[2] Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “Camaldolese.”
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Jun 19, Invitatory for Saturday of the 11th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours for June 19