The feast day of St. Romanus is celebrated on Feb. 28. St. Romanus is the patron saint against mental illness.
St. Romanus was born in 390 in Upper Bugey, France. He decided to live as a hermit in the Jura Mountains. His brother St. Lupieinus followed in his footsteps. Together they established two monasteries at Condat Leuconne. They also founded a convent at La Beaume which was led by their sister.
St. Romanus was ordained a priest by St. Hilary of Arles in 444.
St. Romanus is known for the healing of two lepers by embracing them. He died of natural causes in 460. St. Romanus is buried at the Abby of Beaume.
“We have only one evil to fear and that is sin.”
St. Alphonsus Liguori; Feast day August 1
February is the Month of the Passion of the Lord