Aug 25 – St. Louis IX – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of St. Louis IX, King, Confessor, Patron 3rd Order (1214 -1270) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Aug 25. St. Louis IX of France was raised by his pious mother Queen Blanche,
crowned at 12 years old, joined the third order when he was young, partook in 2 crusades, raised his children in piety, established programs for the poor. He died in 1270 on his 2nd crusade while taking care of plague victims. He is the patron saint of the Third Order Franciscans.

Reflection is on Avoiding mortal sin which is worse than death, death rather than freedom, state of grace more valuable than all.

For more on St. Louis IX
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_IX_of_France
- https://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/saint-louis-IX.html

Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/UObOMHTao-s

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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