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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...

Gabriel DESHAYES Sower of Life: 300 Pilgrims celebrate his Arrival in Saint Laurent 200 years ago

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-SÈVRE, France - "What do you want me to do for you?" This was the common thread in the life of Gabriel Deshayes, tireless founder of congregations and educational, health and social works. 200 years after his arrival in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in 1821, his many heirs lived on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in the Basilica of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, a day radiant by the weather and luminous by the shared joy. Celebration, forum with testimonies from missionaries, official launch of the Gabriel Deshayes Album, before a symbolic dispatch marked this meeting of memory and fully turned towards the future on this World Mission Sunday. The religious and lay people of 5 congregations - Sisters of Christian Instruction, Saint-Gildas-des-Bois, Brothers of Christian Instruction - La Mennais, Ploërmel, Montfort Missionaries, Fathers and Brothers of the Company of Mary, Daughters of Wisdom and Brothers of Saint Gabriel - totaling a presence in 70 countries were also surrounded by members of the Association of Friends of Gabriel Deshayes and the network of pastoral care for the deaf of Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique. The day was also marked in memory of Father Olivier Maire, SMM...
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