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I can add the 1307 enamel funerary plaque of Guy de Meyos kneeling 
before Louis, plus a modern reliquary figure:
www.KornbluthPhoto.com/Saints3.html
last row.
best,
Genevra

On 8/24/2016 2:34 AM, John Dillon wrote:
> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
> Louis IX of France (d. 1270) was by all accounts an upright and very pious person, famed for his justice and for his charity.  The founder (along with his mother, Blanche of Castile) of the abbey of Royaumont, his signature landmark is the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, erected in the 1240s to house major relics: the Crown of Thorns, a large piece of the True Cross, and the point of the Holy Lance.  Louis' two crusades -- the first to coastal Egypt, the second to Tunis -- failed spectacularly: captured and imprisoned during the first, he died of an illness early in the second.  His bones and heart were returned to France and a movement soon began to have him canonized.  In 1272 pope Gregory X asked Louis' Dominican confessor to furnish a Vita.  In 1282-83 Louis was the subject of a lengthy canonization inquest at Saint-Denis, where miracles were reported at his tomb.  He was canonized in 1297 by Boniface VIII, whose excellent relations with Louis' grandson Philip IV doubtless caused the entire proceedings to be suffused in a glow of the mutual admiration and respect for which these two are famous.
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> Today (25. August) is Louis' feast day in France and his day of commemoration in the Roman Martyrology.
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