Blessed Isabella of France

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Born a princess, the daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile; sister of Saint Louis IX; aunt of Saint Louis of Tolouse. Declined a marriage offer from the German emperor in order to found a Poor Clare convent at Longchamps near Paris, France where she lived as a nun, though without taking vows. Circa 1259, Pope Alexander IV approved a Rule Isabella had written for what became the Order of the Humble Handmaidens of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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  • “Blessed Isabella of France“. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 August 2014. Web. 29 August 2014. <>