Ss. Romanus and Lupicinus — Abbots February 28

In the forests of Mt. Jura, St. Romanus found a spot that satisfied his desire for solitude and for gardening. He spent his time working, reading, and praying. His brother Lupicinus joined him and he in turn was followed by others. Together they built a monastery.

The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus. — Gradual

The Imitation of Christ
He that seeketh anything else but simply God, and the salvation of his soul, will find nothing but trouble and sorrow.
Gardeners, indeed, these two holy men cultivated herbs for the sick and flowers in their own soul for God. Gardeners, who did gardening well and became saints in the doing. If you are doomed to drive a truck all your life or to wash dishes, drive your truck well and wash your dishes thoroughly; make the good intention, be content; love God and your neighbor; you’ll be a saint.
If you have a Ford and the neighbors have a Pierce-Arrow, be so glad that it costs less to keep a Ford and that it gets one through places where a Pierce-Arrow could not venture.
Rather want what you have than try to have what you want.