Inside The Cathedral ~ Part Six

artisandelimage

Joined June 2008

  • Available
    Products
    11
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 39

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

The Early Years: Louis and his mother, Queen Blanche

The future King Louis IX was born in 1214, at Poissy, a quiet little town on the Seine a few miles west of Paris, France. His birthday was the feast of St. Mark and a Rogation day, the time when crosses veiled in black were carried in procession through the fields. Louis already had an older brother, Philip; but the second son was welcomed as insuring the line of succession.

When Louis was only four his elder brother Philip died and so he stepped into the direct line of succession. When Philip Augustus, Louis’s grandfather died in 1223 he left his son Louis VIII a great kingdom.

The strongest and pervasive influence in the life of the young Louis was that of his mother, Blanche of Castille.

Blanche was a stern Christian although the most famous of all her remarks: “Dearest son, I would rather you incur temporal death than by any mortal sin you should offend your creator” has been made more in compromising than was actually intended. Nevertheless Blanche’s training of the future king was rigorous and demanding; even when he was a child she insisted that he must hear all the hours of the office – the daily prayer said by the monks at different times of day – and to listen to sermons on feast days. It was his mother, Blanche, who taught Louis to believe in God and to love Him, and to gather around him good religious people.

Saint Louis Cathedral ~ French Quarter ~ New Orleans ~ Louisiana ~ USA
401 views as of 12/09/2013
Featured in the following groups: Christan Churches Statues & Crosses / History
Straight from the camera (mandatory mention for the As Is group)

Olympus SP570 UZ

Straight from the camera (mandatory mention for the As Is group)

Artwork Comments

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.