Tuesday, August 25, 2009

St. Louis IX de France

The feast day of our finest king.

Crusader, patron of the arts, and pious Catholic. Perhaps more so than anyone else, St. Louis IX exemplifies Christian kingship.

Vive le roy!

My thanks to Mme Vidal.


  1. I think saintly monarchs are very special. A real image of Christ the King.

  2. You're quite welcome.

    He was the best of his day. I always find it interesting that it was on his feast that Paris was liberated in 1944. It shows profoundly that the service of a monarch extends even to the throne of the King of Kings.

  3. Matthew, are you suggesting that a Crusader is someone worthy of respect? And you put that in your title? My word. Maybe the Inquisition next?