Sunday, February 7, 2016

57A Rue de Mulhouse
Saint Louis Catholic Church (RW.)

Saint Louis Catholic Church
Saint Louis, France
Saint-Louis, France (Google)
Saint-Louis is located at the German and Swiss borders, just north of Basel (Switzerland). The EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is situated on its territory. The commune of Saint-Louis also contains the former villages of Bourgfeldenand Neuweg (also known as Saint-Louis-la-Chaussée, or Näiwaag inSundgau Alsatian). (link 2:)
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Representation of Saint Louis considered to be true to life, early 14th century. Statue from the church of Mainneville, Eure, France. (Link 3.)

"Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), commonly known as Saint Louis, was a Capetian King of France who reigned from 1226 until his death. Louis was crowned in Reims at the age of 12, following the death of his father Louis VIII the Lion,...
"As an adult, Louis IX faced recurring conflicts with some of the most powerful nobles, such as Hugh X of Lusignan and Peter of Dreux. Simultaneously, Henry III of England tried to restore his continental possessions, but was defeated at the battle of Taillebourg. His reign saw the annexation of several provinces, notably NormandyMaine and Provence.
"Louis IX was a reformer and developed French royal justice, in which the king is the supreme judge to whom anyone is able to appeal to seek the amendment of a judgment. He banned trials by ordeal, tried to prevent the private wars that were plaguing the country and introduced the presumption of innocence in criminal procedure. To enforce the correct application of this new legal system, Louis IX created provosts and bailiffs.
"According to his vow made after a serious illness, and confirmed after a miraculous cure, Louis IX took an active part in the Seventh and Eighth Crusade in which he died from dysentery.
"Louis's actions were inspired by Christian values and Catholic devotion. He decided to punish blasphemygamblinginterest-bearing loans and prostitution, and bought presumed relics of Christ for which he built the Sainte-Chapelle. ... He is the only canonized king of France, and there are consequently manyplaces named after him.(Link 3.)

Front Doors of Saint-Louis Catholic Church (RW.)

"COUNCIL MADE THE CHURCH CATHOLIQU, a public worship of Alsace-Lorraine has been operating for 38 years. Based in SAINT LOUIS (68300), it is specialized in the sector of activities of religious organizations. Its workforce is between 1 and 2 employees...(and has) been operating 38 years." (Link 1.)

Photos: Taken by RW with his i Phone while living in Basel Switzerland.

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