Book of Saints – Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort

[Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort]Article

(Blessed) (August 19) (18th century) Born in Brittany of poor parents (A.D. 1673) he from childhood devoted himself to the service of God. Through life his guiding motto was: “For God alone.” Some charitable persons having defrayed the cost of his education, he was ordained priest (A.D. 1700). He then forthwith set forth on his career as an Apostolic missionary in France. Prematurely worn out by his labours as a travelling preacher, and by the austerity of his life, he died at La Rochelle, April 28, A.D. 1716, at the age of forty-three. To carry on his work he had founded the Institute of the “Daughters of Wisdom,” and the “Society of Priests of the Holy Ghost.” His writings, especially his little treatise on “True Devotion to Our Blessed Lady,” are of great doctrinal value. He was beatified by Pope Leo XIII (A.D. 1886).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2014. Web. 25 September 2017. <>