Thursday, March 04, 2010

Motherly advice

Le Fleur de Lys too: "Blanche's (of Castile, mother of St. Louis IX of France) primary concern for her son Louis IX was to implant in him a deep regard and awe for everything related to the Catholic faith. She used often to say to him as he was growing up, '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.'"