Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Like Saint Romuald

Born in Ravenna, Italy in the mid-tenth century, Saint Romuald was a mystic who led an eremitical life. Saint Peter Damian composed the Romuald’s biography and tells us:

Frequently he was seized by so great a contemplation of divinity that he would be reduced to tears with the boiling, indescribable heat of divine love. In this condition he would cry out: “Beloved Jesus, beloved, sweet honey, indescribable longing, delight of the saints, sweetness of the angels, and other things of this kind. We are unable to express the ecstasy of these utterances, dictated by the Holy Spirit.”

We are inspired by the great ardor of Saint Romuald and long to be filled the grace of the Holy Spirit that so fired his heart.