Royals and Saints in the Family

Cathedral-Basilica of St Louis IX
King of France in New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Louis Cathedral was completed in 1851 and built over the foundations of a colonial 1725 church, has been the city's center of worship as well as a gathering place for major political, cultural, an social events for more than 280 years.
Prayer to St. Louis IX, King of France
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the life and heroic witness of your servant, King Louis IX of France. His love for you was exemplified in his love for the poor, the unfortunate and the and the afflicted. His religious spirit was the focus of his earthly cares. Through the intercession of St. Louis, may we, too, live in this world our eyes fixed on the true home above. We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen
Statue of St. Louis 
inside the Cathedral 
in New Orleans.
Statue in front of the Cathedral in New Orleans.