Ed Pearce‘s Today’s Memory
Louis IX of France’s birthday
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
Louis IX, the only French king to be canonized was born on April 25 1214 at Poissy, nr Paris He was the son of Prince Louis the Lion and the dominating, half English Princess Blanche.
He was baptized in La Collégiale Notre-Dame church.
His grandfather on his father’s side was Philip II, king of France; while his grandfather on his mother’s side was Alfonso VIII, king of Castile.
Tutors of Blanche’s choosing taught Louis most of what a king must know—government, Latin, military arts, public speaking and writing.
Louis’ mother trained him to be a great leader and a good Christian.