St. Romuald, son of a duke, was born in Ravena, Italy, around the year 950. At the age of twenty, he entered a Benedictine manastery. Later he founded the Order of the Hermit Camoldolese monks. He died in the year 1027.
St. Romuald's life teaches us that while vices kill, austerities lengthen one's life. We can also learn from Romuald how to "find God" in solitude and a spirit of "listening."
What strikes me most today
I feel sorry for myself too easily. I had several things keep me from getting as much sleep as I had hoped to get last night - nothing earth-shattering, but enough that I started the day feeling sorry for myself. I certainly don't go to bed hungry, but busy days I miss lunch and feel sorry for myself. If vices shorten life and austerities lengthen life, I have some major changes to make!
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