St. Louis IX of France was born in Poissy , France. He was born to the royal family. Tutors taught him the requirements for being a king. When his father died, he was supposed to take the throne, but he was not old enough to be the king, so his mom ruled as a regent until he was old enough to take the throne for himself. His mom taught him how to be a devout Christian. St.Louis IX of France was a very nice king. He fed beggars and addressed the wants of lepers. He also fed about 100 poor people each day. He started many houses and hospitals. He also took part in two crusades the seventh, and eight crusades. He did penance; he showed mercy to people who rebelled against him. He prayed a lot. He died on August, 25, 1270 due to a dysentery epidemic that was spreading in his army during the eight crusade .He was canonized in 1297 by Pope Boniface VIII.
St. Louis IX of France though you had, all you ever needed and more, you fed the poor, and helped the lepers. Help us to be like you. And give to those who are in need. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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