Romanus of Subiaco

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Romanus of Subiaco
death_date=ca. 550 AD
feast_day= May 22
venerated_in= Roman Catholic Church

imagesize= 250px
death_place= Auxerre

Saint Romanus of Subiaco (d. ca. 550 AD) was a hermit in the area around Subiaco, Italy.

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) (St. Gregory the Great, "Dialogi", II, i).
Christian tradition states that Romanus departed Italy to escape the barbarian invasions. He is credited with founding a small monastery at Dryes-Fontrouge in Auxerre, where he died.

He is sometimes identified with the Romanus of Auxerre who was venerated as Bishop of Auxerre on 8 October. []

External links

* [ Romanus of Subiaco]
* [ Saints Romanus]

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