A Book, ‘A short Biography of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort’
A new book, ‘A short Biography of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort’ is authored by Bro. Lawrence Joseph from the Province of Yercaud. St. Louis de Montfort was born on January 1673 in a small hamlet called Montfort. His parents named him ‘Louis’. His mother was a pious woman who worked hard to educate and bring up the large family. From his early age he was devoted to Blessed Virgin Mary. Montfort’s devotion to the Mother of Lord Jesus was an integral part of his spiritual life. At the age of eleven he went to Rennes to study in a Jesuit Institution. After 8 years of study, he left for Paris to study at St. Sulpice seminary to become a priest. On his way he crossed a bridge called ‘Cesson’ and took a radical decision never to be attached to any worldly possessions or material goods and to live a life of total dependence to God. He gave away everything to the poor and even exchanged his clothes with a beggar. He felt that ‘God alone’ was his Father and Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother. He prepared well for his future ministry as a priest by reading most of the books in the library and spending a lot of time in prayer.
The present book provides a good summary about St. Montfort with a lot of pictorial representation. It predominantly caters to the students in our schools.
About the Author:
The author of this book is Bro. Lawrence Joseph S.G. from the Province of Yercaud, India. He is specialized in the life and ministry of St. Montfort and the history of the Congregation. He has authored a biography of Montfort for the public and one for students. He has written the history of Indian Provinces and of Coonoor Novitiate and of Eachinkadu Novitiate, the biography of Fr. Deshayes and that of Blessed Marie Louise Trichet.