The Piety of St. Louis IX, King

Jean, Sieur de Joinville relates...

...In the midst of attending to that affairs of his realm King Louis so arranged his day that he had time to hear the Hours sung by a full choir and a Requiem Mass without music. In addition, if it was convenient, he would hear low mass for the day, or high mass on Saints' days. Every day after dinner he rested on his bed, and when he had slept and was refreshed, he and one of his chaplains would say the Office for the dead privately in his room. Later in the day he attended Vespers, and compline at night...


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