Blog Template Theology of the Body: Saint Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saint Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270)

Louis IX obeyed, defended, and provided for the Church, enforced justice, and (literally) washed the feet of the poor; and his good governance began in his own home, where he was the father of eleven children... and this, in sum, is Catholic political theology embodied.

(The photo is mine, taken this weekend at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans)