Romaric

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Saint Romaric (died 653) was a Frankish nobleman who lived in Austrasia from the late 6th century until the middle of the 7th century. He was a former Count Palatine in the court of the Merovingian king, Theodebert II. His parents were killed by Queen Brunhilda, and because of the enmity of his family with this queen, he wandered without a home.

Biography[edit]

St. Romaric was religiously devoted and became a follower of St. Columbanus in Luxeuil Abbey, a priest and religious leader that preached the founding of monasteries throughout Francia. Influenced by the thought of St. Columbanus, and with the approval of St. Eustace, Romaric and his friend St. Amatus founded a dual monastery for men and women, later given the name of Remiremont (Romarici Mons). This monastery and convent was built on land belonging to St. Romaric, when he was a count palatine.

One of the earlier monks in Remiremont was St. Romaric's friend St. Arnulf.

St. Romaric directed several members of his family who embraced the religious life there: his daughters, Azeltruda and Zeberga, his granddaughter Gebetruda, and his grandson Adelphus.

Romaric died in 653.[1]

Romaric is recognized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, with a feast day on December 10[1] or December 8.[2] He was canonized on 3 December 1049 by Pope Leo IX.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martyrologium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2001 ISBN 88-209-7210-7)
  2. ^ Catholic Online (2011-12-08). "St. Romaric - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online". Catholic.org. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 

Sources[edit]

  • Alban Butler's lives of the saints, edited, revised and supplemented by Thurston and Attwater. Christian Classics, Westminster, Maryland.