Blessed Louis Marie Orignion de Montfort
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 "" was translated by Father Faber, New York, 1909.
Feast, 28 April.
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