Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Romanus of Subiaco

detail of an Italiano holy card of Saint Romanus of Subiaco, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

Saint Romanus, monk in a monastery near Subiaco, Italy, at the beginning of the sixth century. He aided Saint Benedict when the latter withdrew into a solitary place and regularly brought Benedict bread to support life. Romanus later (from 523) represented Saint Benedict at Subiaco, and is said to have afterwards gone to Gaul and to have founded a small monastery at Dryes-Fontrouge, where he died about 550 and was venerated as a saint. His feast is observed on 22 May. A Saint Romanus, who is venerated as Bishop of Auxerre on 8 October, is probably identical with this Abbot Romanus whose relics were subsequently translated to Auxerre.

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saint Romanus of Subiaco”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2018. Web. 3 August 2020. <>