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Louis de Montfort

French Roman Catholic saint, priest, and confessor

1673   -   1716

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
occupation: Catholic priest, theologian
position held: chaplain

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Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. As well as preaching, Montfort found time to write a number of books which went on to become classic Catholic titles and influenced several popes. Montfort is known for his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the practice of praying the Rosary. Montfort is considered as one of the early writers in the field of Mariology. His most notable works regarding Marian devotions are contained in Secret of the Rosary and True Devotion to Mary. The Roman Catholic Church, under the pontificate of Pope Pius XII, canonized Montfort on July 20, 1947. A "founders statue" created by Giacomo Parisini is located in an upper niche of the south nave of St. Peter's Basilica.
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Secret of the Rosary

Book of Louis de Montfort

author: Louis de Montfort

1710

True Devotion to Mary

book by Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

author: Louis de Montfort

1843

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