Like a Good Fisherman Watching for Fish: Advice from St. Romuald

St. Romuald

St. Romuald, whose feast we celebrate today, died on June 19, 1027.  Monastic life in the eleventh century was difficult—but not difficult enough for Romuald.As a young man, he entered Sant’Apollinare in Classe, a traditional Benedictine community in Italy.  Then, as now, the Church faced corruption within its ranks—with some monks engaged in simony (charging for sacraments or for offices within the Church) and concubinage (an ongoing immoral relationship with a woman).  In Romuald’s mona … [Read more...]