Aug 23 – “Bl.” Queen Blanche France – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of "Bl." Queen Blanche of France, Widow, Third Order (1188-1252) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Aug 23. Queen Blanche was born in Castille and married King Louis VIII of France and is the mother of King St. Louis IX. She acted as regent during his reign as a mere youth of twelve years old and during his absence while on a crusade.

Reflection is on venial sin, that although it does not condemn a soul to hell it does diminish our sanctity, causes God's displeasure, and merits time in purgatory, and can lead to mortal sin by weakening our moral strength.

For more on "Bl." Queen Blanche France
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_of_Castile

Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KB2OavetW0w

Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516

Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm

Ave Maria!

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