Romanus of Subiaco
name= Saint Romanus of Subiaco
death_date=ca. 550 AD
Roman Catholic Church
Saint Romanus of Subiaco (d. ca. 550 AD) was a
hermitin 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 caveabove the river Anio, which Benedict lived in for 3 years) ( St. Gregory the Great, "Dialogi", II, i). Christiantradition states that Romanus departed Italyto escape the barbarian invasions. He is credited with founding a small monastery at Dryes-Fontrougein Auxerre, where he died.
He is sometimes identified with the Romanus of Auxerre who was venerated as
Bishop of Auxerreon 8 October. [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13163a.htm]
* [http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=4633 Romanus of Subiaco]
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13163a.htm Saints Romanus]
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