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Title: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 07, 2015, 06:07:24 PM
               Louis IX (1214-1270) reigned from 1226 until 1270.     
               At his coronation as King of France, Louis IX bound himself by oath to behave as God's anointed,     
               as the father of his people and the feudal lord of the King of Peace.   
               Louis "took the cross" for a Crusade when he was 30.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: Shin on April 07, 2015, 08:26:25 PM
It's not so common that you find both a saint and a king!

He took the cross!  :crucifix:


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 09, 2015, 04:09:41 PM
            Louis was always respectful of the papacy, but defended royal interests against the popes.   
            He refused to acknowledge Pope Innocent IV's sentence against Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on May 10, 2015, 06:37:44 PM
                Every day Louis had 13 special guests from among the poor to eat with him.     
                A large number of poor were served meals near his palace.     
                During Advent and Lent all who presented themselves were given a meal.   
                King Louis often served them in person.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on August 11, 2015, 06:43:34 PM
               King Louis IX founded hospitals, visited the sick and, like his patron Saint Francis,   
               cared for people with leprosy.     
               Louis is one of the patrons of the Secular Franciscan Order.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on October 27, 2015, 06:06:08 PM
                Docile to the decrees of the Lateran Council (1215), according to which kings were not to tax the churches         
                  of their realm without authority from the Pope, Louis IX claimed and obtained from successive popes,           
                    in view of the Crusade, the right to levy quite heavy taxes from the clergy.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: Shin on October 28, 2015, 01:26:29 AM
St. Louis, pray for us!


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 29, 2016, 02:59:23 PM
In 1244 King Louis IX and his mother Blanche of Castile visited Citeaux Abbey south of Dijon, France.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: Shin on March 01, 2016, 05:31:21 AM
I read that. . .

Citeaux Abbey, the first monastery of the Cistercian Order, was founded by St. Robert of Molesme, Abbot, in the year of Our Lord 1098, on St. Benedict's feast day. The second abbot was St. Alberic, the third, St. Stephen Harding.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux was originally a monk at Citeaux, and went to found Clairvaux abbey, and be its abbot.



Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 05, 2018, 05:40:41 PM
                 King Louis IX dealt with princes honestly and equitably. On May 27, 1234 Louis married Margaret of Provence.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on September 20, 2018, 07:43:16 PM
               King Louis IX established the Sorbonne in 1252 and the monasteries of Rayaurmont, Vavert, and Maubuisson.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on March 04, 2019, 06:03:50 PM
                            Much of what is known of Louis IX's life comes from Jean de Joinville's Life of Saint Louis.   
                             King Louis and Queen Margaret enjoyed riding together, reading, and listening to music.


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on April 30, 2019, 07:10:09 PM
                        King Louis IX spent enormous sums on the relics of Christ, for which he built the Sainte-Chapelle.   
 
   
:crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix: :crucifix:


Title: Re: Saint Louis of France
Post by: CyrilSebastian on February 20, 2020, 07:59:39 PM
In 1252 King Louis IX took part in the founding of the Sorbonne, the theological college.