Saint Louis IX

Saint Louis IX

  • This Day, the Twenty-Fifth Day of August
  • born 1214, died 1270
  • At Paris, St. Louis, confessor, King of France,
  • Illustrious by the holiness of his life and the fame of his miracles.
  • Patron of Tertiaries, of Masons and Sculptors.
     

Saint Louis was a model ruler, father of 11 children, a 3rd order franciscan, cared for lepers, built Sainte Chapelle in Paris as a reliquary for the crown of thorns. 

 

 
King Louis IX, El Greco, 1585

King Louis IX, El Greco, 1585