- Born on January 31, 1673 in France. Ordained Priest in June
1700. Died April 28, 1716. Beatified in 1888. Declared a Saint
in 1947 by Pope Pius XII.
- Had special devotion to the mystery of the Incarnation and on the
place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in God's Plan of Salvation.
- Had special love for the poor and to “preach missions to the poor”,
especially by teaching the renewal of the Baptismal Vows,
processions, and lively sermons. He was given the title “Apostolic
Missionary” by Pope Clement XI.
- Credited for the resistance to the anti-religious and anti-Catholic
tendencies of the French Revolution in the late 1700’s of the
people of the regions in France where he preached, because the
people’s faith was strengthened by his preaching.
- Established the Company of Mary, Daughters of Wisdom,
Brothers of Saint Gabriel, and free schools for the poor boys and
girls of La Rochelle, France.
- Wrote The Love of Eternal Wisdom, True Devotion to the Blessed
Virgin (which contains the 33-day preparation for Total
Consecration to Jesus through Mary), The Secret of Mary, A Letter
to the Friends of the Cross, The Secret of the Rosary, and
Methods of Reciting the Rosary.
Texas To Jesus Through Mary
Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort