Video – Fr. Joachim – Homily: Memorial of St. Romuald
Today were remember a wonderful 10th-century hermit saint, St. Romuald:
St. Peter Damian, to whom we are indebted for a Life of St. Romuald, notes that the saint was enraptured by silence and enamoured of God: "Contemplation of God enraptured him so forcefully that, almost blinded by tears and burning with an indescribable fire of love for God, he would cry out, 'Dear Jesus, peace of my heart, ineffable desire, sweetness and gentleness of the angels and saints...'".
The son of Duke Sergius of Ravenna, immersed as he was in silence, discovered that this ability to be still before the Lord opens the heart and unites us with God, who speaks in silence and solitude.
The exerpt above is taken from a wonderful, one-page biography of the saint on EWTN's website.