St. Louis IX Dinner Details
In 2015, members of the St. Louis Young Adults community decided to coordinate an annual dinner to honor the memory of our city’s namesake, St. Louis IX, King of France. As king, St. Louis IX was known for his great compassion and service to the poor. Tradition claims that over 100 poor people would eat from his royal kitchen on ordinary days, and many more on holidays. Often, the king waited at tables and served these guests himself.
Each year during the week of St. Louis’ Feast Day (August 25), our young adult community organizes an elegant sit-down dinner for the poor and homeless in our city. Partnering with local Society of St. Vincent DePaul chapters, we solicit food donations from restaurants, provide a string quartet, and coordinate young adult volunteers to help host this dinner.