Profile of St Louis de Montfort

  • 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.