|ST.LOUIS MARIE D' MONTFORT|
|A Pilgrim at The Tomb of St. Louis Marie De Montfort |
"You know that I am very indebted to this Saint and to his Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Today because my pastoral visit has for the most part as its theme the sacrament of baptism, I would like to highlight the fact that, in the mind of St. Louis, the whole spiritual life flows directly from the sacrament of holy baptism as is shown by an important passage of the Act of Consecration to Jesus by the hands of Mary, written in his own precise wording".
|These are the words spoken by the Pope in the parish church of Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, during his visit on 19th September 1996 to the tombs of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet. Several times before this, the Pope had recalled that his reading of the True Devotion had been a decisive turning-point in his life, and that Montfort's spirituality had brought him to understand that genuine Marian devotion, far from distracting us from Christ, is on the contrary rooted in the mystery of Christ and can only lead towards him. |
Pope John Paul II praying at the tomb of St. Louis Marie De Montfor
The Daughters of Wisdom, live out the loving search of Wisdom for wounded humanity through a variety of ministries, especially among those whom the world rejects and those alienated from the Church;
The Company of Mary, popularly know today as the Montfort Missionaries, devoting themselves to priestly ministry and preaching;
The Brothers of the Christian Instruction of St. Gabriel, popularly know today as Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, formerly known as the Community of the Holy Spirit, dedicating themselves to Christian education and working among the underprivileged.
The tomb of St. Louis Marie De Montfort
Three congregations trace their foundation
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