St. Romuald was born at Ravenna, in Italy, and left the world at the age of 20 (Gospel) to give himself up in prayer and meditation (Introit) to the work of penance undertaken by Jesus.
Attacked by Satan, who tried to ensnare him, he always drove him away in terror (Epistle). He enjoyed over princes and kings a great influence (ibid.) which he used for the good of souls.