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St. Louis IX—Letter to His Son

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 27, 2021 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“Therefore, dear son, the first thing I advise is that you fix your whole heart upon God, and love Him with all your strength, for without this no one can be saved or be of any worth.”

St. Louis IX became the King of France at the age of twelve. A kind husband, a father of eleven children, and at the same time a strict ascetic, Louis’ conduct as king was that of a real saint. St. Louis’ letter of advice to his eldest son, the later Philip III, reflects not only his saintly piety, but also his high ideal of kingship, and illustrates how a saint might act on the throne of France.

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Letter of St. Louis IX to His Son Full Text: http://www.christendomrestoration.org/uploads/9/0/2/6/9026344/letter-of-st-louis-ix-to-his-son.pdf

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