Feast of the Crown of Thorns

Pictorial Lives of the Saints: The Most Holy Crown of Thorns of Our Lord Jesus ChristMemorial


Instituted in Paris, France in 1239, when Saint Louis brought back a relic of the Crown, later deposited in the Royal Chapel. The feast was kept on 11 August until it was adopted as a double-major at Rome in 1831, and the present day selected. It is not a universal feast, the Mass and Office being appendices of the Missal.

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MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Crown of Thorns“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 December 2019. Web. 14 April 2021. <>