LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT: FOOLISHNESS AND WISDOM !
As part of the tercentenary commemoration of the death of St. Louis de Montfort, a symposium on the theme: “Montfort: Foolishness and Wisdom” was held on 2 and 3 June 2016 by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences of the Catholic University of the West (France) in partnership with the Montfortian Family. The participants, composed mainly of members of the Montfortian Family, were around 175 persons. Bro. John Kallarackal, Superior General gave the introductory address. Some sessions were chaired by Fr. Santino Brembilla, Superior General of SMM and Sr. Louis Madore, Superior General of DW.
The symposium consisted of many testimonies and numerous scientific presentations on the following areas: The Treaties of the True Devotion, Theological synthesis, Wisdom and Montfort, Synthesis of Montfortian spirituality, Theological roots of the work of Montfort, Trinitarian and ecclesiological perspectives of the works of Montfort, Montfortian spirituality and the new forms of communities, Apostolic Spirituality of Louis Marie de Montfort in the context of the Church, Montfort: Apostolic missionary, The Place of the laity in Montfort’s mission, The Canticles, Processions, liturgies and popular Marian devotions, the Rosary and Montfort and the New Evangelization.
A concert “Mary sung through the ages” was presented on the evening of 2nd June at St. Joseph’s Church, Angers by the students of St.Gabriel School, St. Laurent, France.
This symposium, no doubt, has revived the interest in the matter of St. Montfort being declared as the Doctor of the Church.