One year, after finishing this reading, I wondered whether St. Louis' son took this advice to heart and became a king worthy of such a father. Unfortunately, Louis, son of Louis, died before he could succeed to the throne. The next son, Phillip, is described in Wikipedia as "soft, timid and indecisive." The description of his reign, although not horrible, doesn't come across as that of a great king. He was mediocre at best.
If your children don't seem to be turning out quite the way you'd hoped, you might find a sympathetic saintly friend in Louis IX.
Friday, 26 August 2016
Coffee and Canticles: St. Louis IX and Disappointing Children