St. Louis Marie de Montfort:
St Louis Marie de Montfort, our Founder, died on 28 April 1716, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in the Vendée region of France. So next year (2016) is the Tercentenary of his death. The whole of the Montfortian Family will be celebrating his charism and legacy for more than a year, beginning on 24 May 2015, Pentecost Sunday, and going on until 11 September 2016. A special website has been created to help in the celebration of this Tercentenary - see it here.
If you are interested in learning more about the Spirituality of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, this course might be for you. It consists of 15 lessons, which you can take at your own pace, and which offer the opportunity to have your understanding evaluated as you go along. To join the course, click here or on the heading above.
We are publishing a new Podcast, entitled "St. Louis Marie de Montfort and 'True Devotion'". This podcast will examine, over several episodes, the life of St Louis Marie, and his spirituality, placing it in the context of the Church's teaching on the primacy of Jesus Christ as our sole Mediator with God, and showing how St Louis Marie's spirituality forms an integrated whole, designed to lead people to holiness.
A new series of articles on the theme of "Wisdom" on the Montfort Blog (ongoing formation in Montfortian spirituality, in English, French and Indonesian).
The Company of Mary is a Religious Congregation of men, Priests and Lay-Brothers, in the Roman Catholic Church, part of the Montfortian Family of followers of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716).
On this site you will find information about the Company of Mary, its various divisions, and what we do. You will also find information about the wider Montfortian Family of three religious congregations and our associates; and about our Founder, St Louis Marie de Montfort, his life, his work, his writing, those who collaborated with him, and the Spirituality he left to the world.
You can also gain access to the writings of St. Louis Marie: either short descriptions of them, or online versions that are made available for private study. Other resources available are various downloadable documents (articles, decrees, letters, and some of the lesser-known works of St. Louis Marie); archived articles from the newsletter, "In the Footsteps of St. Louis Marie de Montfort", published between 1995 and 2008; and a "virtual" pilgrimage to the places where St. Louis Marie lived and worked; as well as links to other pages of Montfortian interest.
At the top of each page, below the header, you will find a drop-down menu that will take you to the various parts of our site. We hope you enjoy your visit. There's also a comprehensive Sitemap under the Home button.
And, at the bottom of each page, at the right-hand side of the footer, clicking on an arrow () will take you to the top of the page.
"Mary is a mould capable of forming people into the image of the God-man (TD 219)."
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NEW Montfort Podcasts - click here
A NEW course in Montfortian Spirituality - see the central panel.
The Summary of St. Louis Marie's Life, by his friend Jean-Baptiste Blain, now available as a PDF file - see Downloads page.
The first biography of St Louis Marie de Montfort, by Fr. Joseph Grandet in 1724, now available as a PDF file - see Downloads page.
New page: A Brief History of the Vice-Province
Texts of Masses for the Proper Calendar of the Montfortian Family now available for download on the Downloads page.