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Saint Louis and the Last Crusade - A Vision Book

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This is the 30th title in the very popular, award-winning series of Vision Books on the lives of saints and heroes for youth 9 - 15 years old.

Louis IX of France, who took the throne in 1226, had one aim in life - to be a good king. Guided by the advice of his mother, he ruled well and was beloved by his people. At the age of twenty-eight he took the cross of the crusade and, with his army, set out for Egypt to defeat the Saracens, the most energetic enemies of the Holy Land.

Instead, the Saracens charged to victory and imprisoned Louis, whose saintly conduct while in prison shamed his captors. Released, and after another miserable failure in Palestine, he returned to France broken in health but still fired with the desire to liberate the Holy Land.

And so again, St. Louis led his men out from France, this time on the last crusade.

Margaret Ann Hubbard was born in North Dakota and educated at the University of Minnesota and the Goodman School of Theater, Chicago. She wrote numerous books including A Crown for Carly, Halloran's Hill, Thunderhead Mountain, Murder Takes the Veil, and another book in the Vision Books series, Vincent de Paul: Saint of Charity. 


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St. Louis

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/25
Tridentine Calendar - 08/24

Patron Of: Builders, Construction Workers, Difficult Marriages, Stone Masons, Sick, Barbers, Tertiaries, Death Of Children, Needle Workers, Soldiers, Button Makers, Sculptors, Hairstylists, Masons, Embroiderers, Kings

Son of King Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile. King of France at age eleven; his mother ruled as regent until he reached 22, and he reigned for 44 years. He made numerous judicial and legislative reforms. Promoted Christianity in France; established religious foundations, aided mendicant orders, propagated synodal decrees of the Church, built leper hospitals, and collected relics. Married Marguerite of Provence at age 19, and father of eleven. Supported Pope Innocent IV in war against Emperor Frederick II of Germany. Franciscan tertiary. Led two Crusades and died on one.
25 April 1214 at Poissy, France
25 August 1270 at Tunis, Algeria of natural causes; relics in the house at Saint Denis, Paris, France; destroyed in 1793 during the French Revolution

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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