St. Romuald (Abbot)
St. Romuald at the age of 20, undertook a life of prayer, meditation, and penance. He founded under the rule of St. Benedict an Order which takes its name from a field owned by Maldule. In a vision, Romuald while in this field saw a ladder on which monks clothed in white ascended and descended. He acquired this field and built the monastery which he called Camaldule.