Father Louis of Blois

Dom Louis of BloisAlso known as

  • Louis de Blois-Châtillon
  • Ludovicus Blosius
  • François-Louis Blosius
  • Lodewijk…

Profile

The son of Adrian and Katharina von Barbaçon, Louis was born to the nobility, one of nine children in family of the Counts of Blois. Louis was educated at the imperial court in Ghent, Belgium where he became friends with the future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Louis joined the Benedictines at Liessies, Belgium at age 14. Louis studied at the University of Leuven, Belgium where he studied languages, Scripture, patristics, and became friends with the future Pope Adrian VI. Ordained a priest on 11 November 1530. His intelligence, wisdom, piety and devotion to the Benedictine Rule led to him being chosen 34th abbot of his house on 13 November 1530. He later declined the archbishopric of Cambrai, France. He declined the abbacy of the Saint Martin monastery in Tournai, Belgium. Wrote a number of works on prayer and the monastic life.

Born

  • early October 1506 in Don-Stienne Castle near Beaumont, Hainault, Belgium

Died

Venerated

  • he is sometimes described in Benedictine martyrologies as “Venerable”
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Louis of Blois“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 17 December 2018. <>