Thursday, August 25, 2016

Selected Art on St. Louis IX

QUOTES (click HERE for source):

  • If God send thee adversity, receive it in patience and give thanks to our Saviour and bethink thee that thou hast deserved it, and that He will make it turn to thine advantage. If He send thee prosperity, then thank Him humbly, so that thou becomest not worse from pride or any other cause, when thou oughtest to be better. For we should not fight against God with his own gifts.
    -- From Louis' last instructions to his son.
  • In order to do justice and right to thy subjects, be upright and firm, turning neither to the right hand nor to the left, but always to what is just; and do thou maintain the cause of the poor until such a time as the truth is made clear.
    -- From Louis' last instructions to his son.

    By El Greco (c. 1595)


    From St. Louis' mom to him: "I would rather see you dead at my feet than commit one mortal sin."



    Prisoner at Battle of Fariskur (7th Crusade)
    "St. Louis a Prisoner in Egypt"
    By Gustave Dore


    Death of St. Louis in Tunis (8th Crusade)
    By Jean Fouquet (d. 1460)

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