On the Anniversary of the Birth of St. Louis IX of France

Jean de Joinville relates,

...he was born on the day of Saint mark the Evangelist, shortly after Easter.1 On that day the cross is carried in procession in many places, and in France they are called black crosses. It was therefore a sort of a prophecy of the great numbers of people who perished in those two crusades: to wit, in that of Egypt, and in that other, in the course of which he died at Carthage; for many great sorrows were on that account in this world, and many great joys are there now in Paradise on the part of those who in those two pilgrimages died true crusaders...

King of France, son of King Louis VIII and Queen Blanche of Castile, was born this day 25 April,1215 at Poissy; died near Tunis, 25 August, 1270.

Prayer to St. Louis:

O God, who didst call thy servant Louis of France to an earthly throne that he might advance thy heavenly kingdom, and didst give him zeal for thy Church and love for thy people: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate him this day may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the glorious crown of thy saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Thanks to Christine at Laudem Gloriae who reminded me of this great Saint's birthday

Prayer from St Louis School 925 Grant Ave Louisville, CO 80027

Messe Anniversaire
Le Prince de Beauffremont ,et IMB vous invitent à participer à la messe votive du Roi Saint Louis, pour l'anniversaire de sa naissance qui sera célébré: le samedi 25 avril 2009 à 18h00 en l'église Saint Germain l'Auxerrois , Paroisse des Rois de France et en l'honneur du 35 ème anniversaire de Monseigneur le Prince Louis , Duc d'Anjou , Chef de la Maison de Bourbon

Vive le Roy!


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