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Saint Romanus of Condat (c. 390–460)

Saint Romanus of Condat (c. 390–460)

Feast day: February 28

Saint Romanus felt called to a life of quiet prayer and focused spirituality. At the age of 35, he traveled to the Jura Mountains between Switzerland and France to live as a hermit. He enjoyed his life of quiet solitude, but his isolation did not last for long.

He was an inspiration to his brother and sister, and they soon joined him in the mountains, accompanied by their friends. Eventually, it became necessary to build two monasteries and a nunnery because Romanus had so many followers. He is famous for healing two lepers at Saint Maurice.

Saint Romanus was called to his heavenly home in 460 and was buried at La Beaume.