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A French vocation in the Montfortian Family

PONTCHATEAU, France – On January 15, Sr. Christine PICHERY pronounced her perpetual vows in the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom in the Church of Pontchâteau. The Mass was celebrated by Mgr. Laurent PERCEROU, Bishop of Nantes. Sister Christine is French and works at Saint Martin College in Pontchâteau...

350th Anniversary of the Birth of Montfort in his Birthplace

MONTFORT-SUR-MEU, France – Sunday, January 29 was a big celebration for the 350th anniversary of the birth of Father de Montfort. A large attendance filled the Church: parishioners, members of the great Montfortian Family, Hospitaliers who sometimes came from afar, participants of the “Marche Montfortaine”, a large group from Pontchâteau to whom a parish pilgrimage was organized on this occasion...
Pierrette MAIGNE | 7/2/2023

Month of May, Month of Mary

SAINT LAURENT-SUR-SÈVRE, France - The month of May, the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was a chance for the Christians who frequent the Basilica of Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort. An objective was set well from the start: living this Marian month as a month of intense prayer in union with the Virgin Mary who leads us on her missionary footsteps. This journey of daily rosary prayer and missionary commitment ended with a Marian vigil of thanksgiving which took place on May 28, 2022 at the Missionaries of the Company of Mary Chapel...

Official Opening of the Montfortian International Formation 2022

SAINT LAURENT-SUR-SEVRE, France - After a two-year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Montfortian International Formation once again welcomes members and lay associates of the three Congregations of the Montfortian Family. The French-speaking FIM session takes place at the Mother house of the Daughters of Wisdom in Saint Laurent-sur-Sèvre from July 1st to August 14th, 2022. Joy was palpable at the time of the welcome...

A Sharing of Experience from the Montfortian Pilgrimage to Lourdes

LOURDES, France – The Montfortian Province of France has a tradition of organizing pilgrimage to Lourdes every year in honor of Our Lady. This year was the 73rd Montfortian pilgrimage that took place from 18th to 24th April 2022. The first of which took place on 25th April 1949. Fr. Francis MUHANJI, SMM and Fr. Jailos Augustine MPINA, SMM participated in the pilgrimage for the first time. There were over two thousand Montfortian pilgrims. Among them were the superiors/members of the different communities of the Montfortian family (SMM, DW, and FSG), Montfortian lay associates, the sick, the aged, people with disabilities, lay volunteers and the youth...

The 350th Anniversary Jubilee of the Birth of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (Sunday, 20th February 2022 – Sunday, 30th January 2023)

MONTFORT-SUR-MEU, France - Louis Grignion, who became Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, was born on Tuesday, 31st January 1673 in Montfort-sur-Meu. On Tuesday, 31st January 2023, we will celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Birth of this Saint Founder of the Three Congregations (Daughters of Wisdom, Brothers of Saint Gabriel and Montfort Missionaries). Many secular and lay Institutes live from his spirituality...
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