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2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation

Theme VI: Saint Louis: The Good News is announced to the Poor [1]

 

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“If I sometimes spend a lot of money, I would rather it be on alms for the love of God than for my frivolities or mundane things.” (Jean de Joinville, Live of Saint Louis)

"Dear son, I will teach you to have a compassionate heart for the poor and for all those whom you shall consider to be suffering in heart or body, and with your might willingly relieve them with moral support or alms."(Saint Louis to his son Philip)

CIOFS Ongoing Formation Program for 2014

Theme V: St. Louis, social justice and evangelization [1] 

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“Often, in summer, after Holy Mass, he would go to sit in the woods near Vincennes. He would lean against an oak tree and would have us sit around him. And all those who had a problem would come to speak with him without being impeded by an attendant or anyone else.” (Jean de Joinville, Life of St. Louis)

“If our Lord wants you to be anointed with the oil with which the kings of France are consecrated, make sure that you possess the qualities that are proper for kings, that is, those of never separating yourself from justice.” (Teachings of St. Louis to his son Philip)

 

2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation

Theme VII: St. Ludwig and Our Sister Bodily Death1

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"The king was so filled with the spirit of charity that although many tried to dissuade him because of the danger, he would willingly go to visit the sick even if (he was) suffering in agony. He would offer them words of consolation and much needed advice." (Guillaume de Chartres, De Vita et de miraculis)

 

2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation

Theme VIII: St. Louis and the Encounter of Other Religions1

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"The king was so filled with the spirit of charity that although many tried to dissuade him because of the danger, he would willingly go to visit the sick even if (he was) suffering in agony. He would offer them words of consolation and much needed advice." (Guillaume de Chartres, De Vita et de miraculis)

"May God, in his great generosity, grant us, to you and to me, that after this mortal life, we will be able to unite with Him for eternal life to see Him, love Him and praise Him forever." (Teachings of St. Louis to his son Philip)

2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation

Theme IV: Saint Louis and Education

 

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Before going to bed, he would have all his children come before him and reminded them of the actions of good kings and good emperors. And he told them to take example from such people. He would also tell them of the actions of nasty princes who, because of their luxurious tastes, abductions and avarice, had lost their kingdoms” (According to Jean de Joinville, Life of Saint Louis).

 

HistoriCAL ENLIGHTENMENT: SAINT LOUIS or the concern for AN integral education

In the thirteenth century, there was no compartmentalization among the various sciences, and theologians were also mathematicians, physicians and philosophers.