New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Louis Marie Orignion de Montfort

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Church of Saint-Pierre de Melesse; date and artist unknown; photographed on 7 December 2013 by GO69; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

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. 12 August 2018. Web. 25 September 2021. <>