Romuauld the Hermit

Posted June 25, 2018 12:45 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Romuauld the Hermit

A brief word on Saint Romuauld (+June 19, 1025/27), before today ends, a tenth-century monk, who founded the strict Camaldolese Order, named after the benefactor, Maldoli, who first donated the land (campos, or field) to them. After a dissolute youth (according to the perhaps even stricter Peter Damien, who wrote his biography fifteen years after his death) Romuauld sought spiritual perfection in the wilderness, reviving western eremitism, that strange, solitary life of a hermit, which I have heard dawn on the minds of certain spiritually-minded married men after a certain time of connubial bliss.
There was a town in Quebec, right

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