St Louis IX, MO.jpgSaints come from all walks of life. We’ve got every group represented in the group of canonized. Today is the feast of a saint of a rare group –a king. The Church honors King Saint Louis IX.

The Church prays
O God, who brought Saint Louis from the cares of earthly rule to the glory of a heavenly realm, grant, we pray, through his intercession, that, by fulling our duties on earth, we may seek out your eternal Kingdom.
Please keep in your prayers the Connecticut native who made his solemn profession of vows as a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Louis today.
Dom Dunstan Holms is now a permanent member of Saint Louis Abbey; Abbot Thomas has assigned him the work of being the chair of the classics department; he’s a well respected Latin teacher at the Priory School. May God richly bless Dom Dunstan as he moves more and more toward the Paschal Mystery.
Likewise, say a prayer for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis on their feast day.