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Title: St. Louis | Who is that Guy Anyways?
Dimensions: 24×36 inches
Available $2203 +GST
Artist: Theresa Eisenbarth
Well….. I found out! Here is the Google search I performed to look up the Saint. Interesting….it’s actually quite appropriate for me. Here are a couple of excerpts:
Louis IX, was born at Poissy, France in 1214. He succeeded to the throne at the early age of twelve under the regency of his mother Blanche of Castille. Having married Margaret of Provence in 1234, he was the father of eleven children.
Louis, a follower of St. Francis of Assisi, was known for his ardent piety and sanctity. Unlike other Kings who gave customary offerings to the poor, Louis invited the poor to his own table each day, where he waited on them and attended to their needs. His personal interest in the poor led to the founding of numerous charitable institutions including hospitals for the destitute and lepers.
Louis was also a great patron of the arts and architecture. During his reign, the famous Sorbonne Theological School was formed in Paris and the gothic jewel, the Sainte Chapelle in Paris, was built as his personal chapel.
Upon his death at Tunis in 1270, he was laid out on a bed of ashes in the shape of the cross. Revered as a saint before his death, he was canonized by Pope Boniface VII in 1297. St. Louis, the only King of France to be canonized was recently hailed as the “the greatest of all Saint-Kings” by biographer Jacques LeGoff.
Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat Exhibit called “ Walking The Flats” 2020