Founder

St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort was a French Priestwho renewed the life of the Christians in the 17th Century. He was born on 31 January 1673, in Montfort-Sur-Meu, which is situated in Brittany. Montfort was educated at the Jesuit College of St. Thomas Becket, in Rennes,after that he studied for the priesthood at the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Having competed his formation for priesthood, Montfort was Ordained as Priest on 5 June 1700. He is the founder of three Congregations namely

• Company of Mary, known as Montfort Fathers
• Brothers of St Gabriel, known as Montfort Brothers
• Daughters of Wisdom, known as Montfort Sisters
In the year 1706, Montfort met His Holiness Pope Clement XI because he wanted to go to the foreign land for mission. Knowing his missionary zeal, the Popehonored him with the title “Apostolic Missionary.” When Montfort began to revive the spiritual life of the people many were interested to join Montfort. It is estimated that St. Louis Marie preached more than 200 parish missions during his 16 years of priestly ministry in different dioceses. He travelled from one place to the other always on foot, his possessions were the Holy Bible, Rosary and the Cross. Having accomplished his mission Montfort died at Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, on 28th April 1716, at the age 43, He was Beatified in 1888, and Canonised as Saint by Pope Pius XII, on 20 July 1947.