Friday, February 26, 2010

St. Isabel of France (March 1225 to Feb. 26, 1270)

When I was young girl in grade school, the name Isabel was considered unusual. My parents chose it as my middle name after my grandmother and she told me that it would be popular again, one day.
Fast forward 38 years, and she was right. My grandmother has since passed away, but her name lives on in me.
St, Isabel, the daughter of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castille, was born in March 1225. She is known for helping the poor and sick. She founded the Franciscan Monastery of the Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Longchamp, France. She died on Feb. 26, 1270.

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