Today is the memorial of Saint Romuald (ca.951-1027). He established the eremitical Camaldolese Order around 1012, and here follows his Brief Rule, written prior to the foundation of the Order.
O God, who through Saint Romuald didst renew the manner of life of hermits in thy Church:
grant, we beseech thee; that, denying ourselves and following Christ,
we may merit to reach the heavenly realms on high; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Divine Worship: The Missal
Fr Lee Kenyon
Priest, Husband, Father, Lancastrian, Mancunian