Romanus of Subiaco
Saint Romanus of Subiaco
|Died||ca. 550 AD|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
Eastern Orthodox Church
He is remembered as having assisted and influenced Saint Benedict of Nursia, when the latter had just begun his life as a hermit. Romanus provided Benedict with clothing (a religious habit), food, and housing (in the form of a cave above the river Anio, which Benedict lived in for 3 years
Romanus is said to have gone to Gaul, where he founded a small monastery at Dryes-Fontrouge in Auxerre. He died there about 550 and was venerated as a saint. He is sometimes identified with the Romanus of Auxerre who was venerated as Bishop of Auxerre on 8 October.
- ‹See Tfd›(in Greek) Ὁ Ὅσιος Ρωμανὸς ὁ Ἀσκητής. 22 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
- Gregory the Great, Dialogi, II, I
- Kirsch, Johann Peter. "Sts. Romanus." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 13. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 10 Feb. 2015