Profile of St Louis de Montfort

Louis

  • Born in France on January 31, 1673.

  • Ordained a priest in 1700 at Paris.

  • Established the Daughters of Wisdom, a congregation dedicated to the care of needy children and the sick.

  • Founded the Montfort Fathers in 1705 to continue his mission and retreat work and to spread devotion to Mary.

  • Named apostolic missionary for France in 1706 by Pope Clement XI.

  • Died on April 28, 1716 at the age of 43.

  • Beautified in 1888, and in 1947, Pope Pius XII declared him a Saint.

  • His feast day is on April 28th.