Location on North Colonnade




132. St. Romuald
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade



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St. Romuald
Born - c.951
Died - 19 June 1027

Feastday - 19 June

Statue created - c.1672
It is part of the group of 16 installed between August 1670 and March 1673.  The statue was begun in July 1672 and is cited in the final payment to Morelli the following September.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
As with the other statues, he was paid 80 scudi for the work.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The founder saint is represented in a wide robe with long sleeves that reach to the ground. His face is framed by a flowing beard, as he holds up a model of a church.  The pastoral staff in his left hand is now just a fragment.

St Romuald was the father of the Camaldolese monks, uniting a monastic and hermit life.

 

Saints on South Colonnade

132. Romuald

131. Joseph

Saints on South Colonnade
After 2014 Restoration

133. John of Matha

132. Romuald

131. Joseph

 

 

Sources:
The Book of Saints, 2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli 1987 by de Luca Editore

 

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