Proof that holiness can come from even the worst of circumstances. Saint Romuald youth was wasted in earthly pleasure and possessions, until he witnessed his father kill someone in a duel. It led him to live a life of holiness, a complete 180 from his younger days. He overcame a lot of trials and persecution even from his fellow religious - but this did not stop him from living up to his call to be holy.
May we be holy even through adversity. We pray for those whom we know to live a life apart from God, that their hearts of stone be turned into hearts of flesh. Saint Romuald, pray for us.