St. Romuald Poster


Contemplative wisdom from the 11th Century, in poster form.


Here is a beautiful poster that will inspire you every day to remain committed to your faith and your contemplative practice.

Sit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fish. The path you must follow is in the Psalms — never leave it.

If you have just come to the monastery, and in spite of your good will you cannot accomplish what you want, take every opportunity you can to sing the Psalms in your heart and to understand them with your mind.

And if your mind wanders as you read, do not give up; hurry back and apply your mind to the words once more.

Realize above all that you are in God’s presence, and stand there with the attitude of one who stands before the emperor.

Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like the chick who tastes nothing and eats nothing but what his mother brings him.

— Brief Rule of Saint Romuald (written circa AD 1006)

Designed by artist Lynn Loeffel and featuring the timeless wisdom of the eleventh century contemplative Saint Romuald (founder of the Camaldolese Order), this poster presents the most succinct description of (and instructions for) contemplative prayer from the middle ages.

Printed on sturdy card stock with 50% recycled content, this 11″x14″ poster is suitable for framing but would look great displayed by itself. It’s available for delivery anywhere in the USA for only $10.98 ($6.99 for the poster plus $3.99 for shipping). The poster comes to you rolled up in a sturdy tube.

Sorry, but at this time the poster can only be shipped to locations in the United States.

Prefer to mail a check? Send $10.98 per poster (Georgia residents add 8% tax, for a total of $11.86) to:

Carl McColman
P. O. Box 1146
Clarkston, GA 30021

Thank you — and enjoy your poster.

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