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Louis of Blois [Ludovicus Blosius]

Abbot of Liesse

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1506
1566
Asceticism, Devotional exercises, Early works, Meditations, Monastic and religious life
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FRANCIS LOUIS OF BLOIS, more commonly known by his Latin name, Ludovicus Blosius, was born in 1506, near Beaumont in Hainaut, of the noble house de Blois et de Chatillon.He was sent by his parents to the court of Charles V., and passed his early youth there as page to the Emperor. At the age of fourteen he left it by his own choice, and entered the Benedictine Monastery of Liesse, near Avesnes in Hainaut, where he was remarkable for his wisdom and piety. In his twenty-fourth year he was chosen Abbot, and restored the ancient discipline of the Monastery, which soon acquired a great reputation for learning and virtue.

He frequently refused both the Archbishopric of Cambrai and the Abbey of Tournai, offered him by Charles V, whose almoner he had been. He studiously exerted himself in the reform of his monastery and in the composition of devotional works.

His best-known works are the Institutio Spiritualis (Eng. trans., A Book of Spiritual Instruction, London, 1900), Consolatio Pusillanimium (Eng. trans., Comfort for the Faint Hearted, London, 1903)and Sacellum Animae Fidelis (Eng. trans., The Sanctuary of the Faithful Soul, London, 1905)

He died at his monastery on the 7th of January, 1566, in the 60th year of his age.

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Please note that since the Preface (pp iii-xi) was missing two pages (viii and ix), the Preface has been omitted in its entirety. This omission causes little harm to the context of the book since it merely contains a brief biography of Blois and some publishing history.

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Louis de Blois, also known by his Latin name, Franciscus Ludovicus Blosius, became abbot of the Benedictine Order at Liessies in 1530. As abbot, he concerned himself with the renewal of the monastic spirit among the Benedictine brothers. The monastic spirit was one of great learning and disciplined, righteous living, and Blois’ monastery became widely known for those virtues. Blois wrote The Oratory of the Faithful Soul for his fellow monks as an instrument of devotion and spiritual adoration. In turn, Blois praises and meditates upon the Triune God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Jesus Christ. With the passion of a mystic, the abbot fills his words with affection for his Redeemer. Five hundred years later, Catholics still worship God through Blois’ devotions.

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Louis de Blois, also known by his Latin name, Franciscus Ludovicus Blosius, became abbot of the Benedictine Order at Liessies in 1530. As abbot, he concerned himself with the renewal of the monastic spirit among the Benedictine brothers. The monastic spirit was one of great learning and disciplined, righteous living, and Blois’ monastery became widely known for those virtues. This collection contains Blois’ Rule of the Spiritual Life, The Spiritual Mirror, and A String of Spiritual Jewels, three instructional works he wrote for the brothers of his monastery. The abbot lays out instructions for living in search of God, encouraging daily prayer, proper perspectives on the sacraments, and moderation in all things. Blois’ outline of the monastic lifestyle influenced Christian monastics all throughout Europe, and it continues to inspire modern Catholics as they conduct their lives as Christians.

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