Abbot; founder of the Camaldolese Hermits. Born c.950 in Ravenna, Italy; died on 19 June 1027 in Val-di-Castro, Italy. Horrified at his father’s sin of murdering a relative, Romuald retired to the Benedictine monastery of San Apollinare, near Ravenna, where he became abbot from 996 to 999. For almost thirty years he traveled about Italy, reforming monasteries and establishing hermitages. The last fourteen years of his life he spent in seclusion at Mount Sitria, Bifolco, and Val di Castro. Relics at Fabriano, Italy. Feast, Roman Calendar, 19 June.