|Louis IX with Pope Innocent IV at Cluny|
"At Paris, St. Louis, confessor, King of France, illustrious by the holiness of his life and the fame of his miracles."King St Louis IX of France (1214-1270) provides us with the model of the exemplary personal life of a ruler. Deeply pious, he was a great patron of the arts, and built amongst other things the beautiful Sainte-Chapelle. You can read more about him here.
Also celebrated today in some calendars is the feast of Saint Joseph Calasanctius (1557 – 1648), aka Joseph Calasanz and Josephus a Matre Dei, was the founder of the Pious Schools and the Order of the Piarists.