Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The feast day of St Louis deMontfort
On April 28, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St Louis deMontfort.
Many know him as the Apostle of Mary. Pope John Paul II’s life took a “decisive turn” due to the writings of this saint. Three congregations of priests, brothers, and sisters were founded by this holy man.
He is St Louis deMontfort, born in France in 1673. A preacher of the Gospel, a devotee of Mary Mother of Jesus, a disciple of Jesus Christ, Incarnate Wisdom.
Montfort was a preacher, poet, artist, and missionary priest. With Blessed Marie Louise Trichet he founded the congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom. Montfort’s poem to the Daughters of Wisdom urges them to serve the poorest of the poor and to love God who lives in their neighbor.
Montfort’s message is over 300 years old yet it continues to challenge us today.
His spiritual legacy lives on in thousands of followers worldwide and in Wisdom House Retreat Center, Litchfield, CT. Visit http://www.wisdomhouse.org/ and http://www.daughtersofwisdom.org/. The international website is http://www.fdlsagesse.org/
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