St. Louis IX instructs Henry III of England on the merit of great sufferings

February 10, 2014

St. Louis, King of France, painting by the Master of Sardoal.

St. Louis, King of France, painting by the Master of Sardoal.

St. Louis of France, whilst speaking to the King of England on the immense sufferings he had to endure when he was in captivity, said to him: “I thank God with my whole heart for the misfortunes that befell me at that time; I am filled with more joy at the thought of the patience that God then granted me, than if He had made me master of the world.”

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Rev. D. Chisholm, The Catechism in Examples (London: R & T Washbourne, Ltd., 1919), 179.

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 358

 

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