New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Louis Marie Orignion de Montfort

[Saint Louis Marie de Montfort]Article

Confessor, born Montfort, France, 1673; died Saint Laurent-sur-Sevre, France, 1716. He studied at Rennes and Paris, and was ordained, 1700. He became a celebrated missionary in France, his labors being almost miraculously fruitful, despite intense Jansenist opposition. He founded the Sisters of Wisdom and the Company of Mary, and was an enthusiastic promoter of devotion to Our Lady. His “Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary” was translated by Father Faber, New York, 1909. Beatified, 1888. Feast, 28 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Louis Marie Orignion de Montfort”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 March 2013. Web. 19 February 2018. <>