Saturday, August 29, 2009

Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile

Christine has a post on the parents of St. Louis IX, which is of special interest to me since they are mentioned in my new novel. To quote:
It was St. Louis' mother who left the deepest impression on his faith. She told him often as a child, Je t'aime, mon cher fils, autant qu'une mère peut aimer son enfant; mais j'aime mieux que tu soit mort à mes pieds que tu commettes un péché mortel. ("I love you my dear son, as much as a mother can love her child; but I would rather see you dead at my feet than that you should commit a mortal sin.")

1 comment:

May said...

This statement, in fact, reveals how much she really did love her son.