Tagged: Royal Saints

Saint Louis IX: King of France, Spouse and Father

August 25 is the optional memorial of Saint Louis IX (1215-1270). A third order Franciscan, he was a just king, a devoted spouse, and the loving father of eleven children. Saint Louis IX, King of France, son of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, was born at Poissy, April 25, 1215. Louis was twelve years old when his father’s death made him king. At that...

St. Matilda, Queen of Germany

May 14 is the feast of St. Matilda, the Queen of Germany and wife of Henry I. She was born in Engern, Westphalia, Germany in 895 to Count Detrich and his wife, Reinhild. Raised by her grandmother, an abbess, she entered into an arranged marriage with King Henry the Fowler of Saxony in 909. Matilda became the mother of: Otto I, Emperor of Germany; Henry,...

St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican Nun

  January 18 is the feast day is St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican nun. Born in Turoc Castle in 1242, Margaret was the daughter of King Bela IV, champion of Christianity, and Queen Mary Lascaris of Hungary, who offered her to God before her birth. At the age of three, Margaret was placed in the Dominican convent at Vesprim. Here, with other children...