St Louis-Marie de Montfort

Today is the 300th anniversary of the death of St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, who died in 1716 in France. He was born to a poor family in 1673, at Montfort-La-Cane in Brittany, and was ordained at the age of 27. He had a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin, and wrote a book, The Secret of the Rosary, which is the first work to describe the method by which the Rosary is prayed today. De Montfort had been a Dominican tertiary, which is the Order to which the Rosary was entrusted. Pope St John Paul II said that "thanks to St Louis de Montfort, I came to understand that true devotion to the Mother of God is actually Christocentric, indeed, it is very profoundly rooted in the mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption." St Louis de Montfort founded the Company of Mary, a missionary band of men, and the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Wisdom, a religious institute of women devoted to the poor. This statue of the saint is in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

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Fonte: Lawrence OP

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