In the account of St Amatus of Remiremont it is related how he brought about the conversion to God of a Merovingian nobleman named Romaric, who became a monk at Luxeuil; and how they afterwards went together to the estate of Romaric at Habendum in the Vosges, and established the monastery which was later known as Remiremont (Romarici Mons). The father of Romaric had lost his life and his lands at the hands of Queen Brunehilda, and his young son became a homeless wanderer; but at the time of his meeting St Amatus, Romaric was a person of distinction at the court of Clotaire II, with considerable property and a number of serfs. These he enfranchised, and it is said that when he was tonsured at Luxeuil several of these newly freed men presented themselves to the abbot for the same purpose. Remiremont was founded in 620 and St Amatus was its first abbot, but his duties soon devolved upon St Romaric, who at the time of his death had governed for thirty years. Among the early recruits was the friend of Romaric, St Arnulfus of Metz, who about 629 came to end his days in a nearby hermitage. Shortly before his death St Romaric was disturbed by the news that Grimoald, the son of another old friend, Bd Pepin of Landen, was plotting to exclude the young prince Dagobert from the Austrasian throne. The aged abbot made his way to Metz, where he remonstrated with Grimoald and warned the nobles who supported him. They heard him quietly, treated him with courtesy, and sent him back to his monastery. Three days later St Romaric died.
“…This indicates in a crystal clear manner the reigning attitude and agenda of the Bergoglio regime: traditionalists are personæ non gratæ. Those who surround the pope (and from all indications Pope Francis, himself) see traditionalists as dangerous to their agenda. While this is probably very true on an intellectual level, liberals often demonize their intellectual opposition, and transform that into physical threats. This is pure fantasy, of course, but it serves the purpose of dismissing the traditionalist argument in opposition to their liberalism, and in dismissing traditional Catholics in general. We have been called “Pelagians” by this Pope—absolutely ridiculous on every level. This Pope has said traditionalists are “triumphalists who don’t believe in the Resurrection” of our Blessed Lord—absolutely ridiculous in its utter ignorance, not to mention its height of callousness. Pope Francis has accused us of being “rigorists” and “legalists” without proffering a shred of evidence or even an antidotal example to support his claim. There is a systematic effort here to demonize traditional Catholics, no matter how outrageously bizarre the accusation…”
She was born at Albisola Marina, Liguria, Italy, in 1811, and was baptized Benedetta. At sixteen she became a Franciscan tertiary, and in 1837, she and three companions, Pauline Barla, Angela, and Domenica Pessio, found a community in Savona. The congregation was devoted to charitable works, hospitals, and educating poor young women. In 1840, Maria Giuseppe, also called Josepha, was made superior. By the time she died on December 7, 1888, she had made sixty-eight foundations. She was canonized in 1949.
"…His encyclical [sic] is about economics, and it reveals a disturbing ignorance. I say this with deference and respect. I also say this as a traditionalist Roman Catholic who laments the post-Vatican II watering down of sacred traditions, lessening of moral teaching and trivialization of liturgical practices…."