Handbook: Back Matter

Author: St. Louis de Montfort



Now that the privileged task of editing this volume has been completed,
it is a joy to thank the many people who so willingly assisted in its

In addition to the contributors and to the professional translators, the editors of the English edition of the Handbook express their gratitude to the members of the Company of Mary of the American Province, especially to Father Gerald Fitzsimmons (Provincial), Fathers Frank Allen, Edwin Blydenburgh, Roger Charest, Theodore Murphy; to Fathers Marcel Gendrot, Superior of the Mother House at St.Laurent-sur-Sèvre, Guy Jacob of Montreal and Jean-Louis Courchesne of the Generalate in Rome for assistance in securing illustrations for the Handbook; to Father Dorio Huot, for many years of Rome, presently of Montreal, for his scholarly, clear advice which was always deeply appreciated; to the members of the Company of Mary of the Great Britain and Ireland province, especially to Father Robert Douglas (Provincial), Fathers Paul Allerton, Fred Scragg (Assistant General), Lawrence Handley, Wilfrid Jukka and to Sister Jean Hickey of the English province; to the members of the Daughters of Wisdom of the American province, especially to Sisters Eileen Burton, Rachel Bouchard, Edna Butler, Veronica Byrne, Alice Crowell, Rosemary Gaffney, Ann Nielsen, Gertrude O’Brien, Margaret Oehrlein, Josephine Thomas, Anne Werner; to the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, especially to Brother Julien Rabiller of London, England, and Brother Adélard Faubert of Montreal, Canada.

The secretaries deserve special mention: Father Michel Bertrand, General Secretary of the Company of Mary, Rome, and Sister Marie-Paule, formerly secretary of Father General, Rome; Cindy Cassotto, secretary of the Montfort editorial office at Litchfield, Connecticut; project volunteers Diana Casey, Debby DiAngelo, Millie Higgins, Tom Higgins, Andy Lach, Tom McDermott, Aline Nelson, and Pat Zuccarelli. Thanks are due to Robert Houser of Litchfield for his expert photography work, to Sara Day for her beautiful layout designs, to Joseph Carey for accomplishing so well the difficult task of Copy Editor, to Steven Riecker and the Princeton Academic Press, to Wordworks for compiling the topical index, to Lynn McNamee for her assistance with the endnotes, to Robert White and Michael Guerin for giving up part of their summer vacation to assist in the publication of this volume. The Montfort community of Litchfield, Brother Alfonso, Ken Footit, Fathers Ronald Lloyd, Flavius Gamache and George Werner, has shown exemplary patience and support in the many months they have had to put up with the varied activities of the editorial team!

The editors of the English edition wish to thank Stephen Payne for his magnanimous service at the computer day in and day out for the last several months; his constant and faithful updating of the computer files for the entire editing process was an essential element in publishing the Handbook of Montfort spirituality.

Finally, in a special way the editors wish to thank Sisters Yvette and Marie Franck of the Daughters of Wisdom. Their joyful and skilled dedication to the publication of the Handbook was invaluable. An index to such a massive volume, even though found at the book’s back door, more often than not becomes the front door to interested readers. Sisters Marie and Yvette who prepared the Proper Name and Biblical indexes for Jesus Living in Mary, with such care and precision, not only gained the last word but became the welcoming doorkeepers offering hospitality and direction to those who would enter this treasure house of Montfort spirituality.

List of Contributors

AMATO, Angelo, SDB:  Dean of Theology, Salesian Pontifical University, Rome (Italy). Articles: Inculturation, Jesus Christ, Penance (co- author).

AUDUSSEAU, Jean, SMM: Licentiate in Theology and Holy Scripture, Marseille (France). Article: Covenant.

AUMANN, Jordan, OP: Formerly Professor of Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) Rome; retreat master and author, St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, River Forest, Illinois (USA). Article: Path of Perfection

BARBERA, Gaetano, SMM: specialist in Mariology, Bergamo (Italy). Article: Hope.

BOSSARD, Alphonse, SMM: Doctor of Theology, Rector of Notre-Dame du Marillais Sanctuary (France). Articles: Faith, Incarnation, St. Louis Marie de Montfort (co-author), Secret of Mary, True Devotion.

BULTEAU, Jean, SG: Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Religious Sciences, La Mothe-Achard (France). Articles: Cross (co-author), Sick.

BURRASCANO, Pietro, SMM: Licentiate in Moral Theology; founder of the Centro Famiglie incontro of Pozzuolo Martesana (Italy). Article: Family (co-author).

CHAREST, Roger M., SMM: Director of the Marian Center; managing editor, Queen of All Hearts, Montfort Publications, Bayshore, New York (USA). Article: Legion of Mary .

CHIARI, Ismene (Sister Bernardetta dell’Immacolata), DW: Specialist in Mariology, Rome (Italy). Article: Silence.

CORTINOVIS, Battista, SMM: Doctor of Theology, specialist in Mariology; Provincial Superior, Rome (Italy). Article: Church.

COUSINS, Ewert: Professor of Theology, Fordham University, New York, General Editor, World Spirituality Encyclopedic History (USA). Article: Trinity (co-author).

CROTEAU, Georges, SG: Doctor of Educational Science, Toronto (Canada). Article: Education.

DALLAIRE, Gilles, SMM: Instructor in Montfort Spirituality, Montreal (Canada). Article: Apostle (co-author).

DAVIAU, Pierrette, DW: Bachelor of Pedagogy, Doctor of Letters; Director of the Institute of Social Communication at Saint Paul University of Ottawa (Canada). Article: Tenderness.

DE FIORES, Stefano, SMM: Doctor of Theology; Professor of Mariology, Gregorian and Salesian Pontifical Universities; the Pontifical Faculty of the "Marianum", Rome (Italy). Articles: Adoration (co-author), Apostle (co-author), Childhood (co-author), Daughters of Wisdom (co- author), End Times, St. Louis Marie de Montfort (co-author), Montfort Spirituality.

DEMERS, Odilon, SMM: Bachelor of Pastoral Theology, Montreal (Canada). Article: Hymns (co-author).

DELESALLE, Agnès, DW: Specialist in pastoral liturgy, assistant for the development of priests and the laity, diocese of Tours (France). Article: Angels/Demons.

DEVILLE, Raymond: Specialist in the spirituality of the seventeenth century, Superior General of the Company of Priests of Saint Sulpice, Paris (France). Article: French School.

ÉVENOU, Jean: Expert in liturgy, Congregation of Divine Worship, Rome (Italy). Article: Liturgy (co-author).

FENILI, Giuseppe, SMM: Doctor of Theology, Santeramo (Italy). Article: Adoration (co-author).

FRANCINI, Giorgio, OSM: Professor of Italian literature, Rome (Italy). Articles: Noels (co-author), Hymns (co-author).

FRITH, Mary (Sister Philip-Mary), DW: Specialist in theology and Holy Scripture, Chorley (Great Britain). Article: Zeal (co-author).

GABBIADINI, Rosino: Specialist in educational science, Ravenna (Italy). Article: Model.

GAFFNEY, Patrick, SMM: Doctor of Theology; Professor Emeritus of theology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; Montfort Missionaries, Litchfield, Connecticut, (USA). Articles: Consecration, Cross (co-author), Ecumenism (co-author), Freedom (co-author), Mary, Reign, Sin (co-author), Trinity (co-author), Providence, Reparation (co- author).

GARAT, François, SG: Licentiate in Religious Studies, Mortagne-sur-Sèvre (France). Article: Pilgrimage (co-author).

GASPARI, Sergio, SMM: Doctor of Biblical Theology; Professor of liturgy, Rome (Italy). Article: Priest.

GENDROT, Marcel, SMM: Doctor of Philosophy, Licentiate of Canon Law, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (France). Articles: Associations (co-author), Canonization (co-author).

GUIL, Emmanuel, SMM: Spiritual director and retreat master, Le Marillais (France). Article: Pilgrimage (co-author).

GUINDON, Henri-Marie, SMM: Doctor of Theology, Ottawa (Canada).  Articles: Noels (co-author), Fidelity, Little Crown, Prayer, Sacred Heart, Salvation.

GUITTENY, Bernard, SMM: spiritual director and retreat master, Meaux (France). Article: Creation.

HÉMERY, Jean, SMM: Staff of the Basilica of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, spiritual director and retreat master, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (France). Articles: Associations (co-author), Baptism, Charisms.

JOSEPH, T. A., SG: Doctor of Letters, Licentiate of Sacred Scripture, visiting Professor of Sacred Scripture, Hyderabad (India). Article: Psalms.

JÜNEMANN, Hermann Josef, SMM: Master in Spirituality; Director of the Marian Montfort Center, Salzburg (Austria) and assistant Director of the International Montfort Center, Louva in (Belgium). Articles: Man, Mystic, Grace.

KOELHER, Théodore, SM: Doctor of Theology; former director of the Marian Library, Dayton, Ohio (USA). Article: Slavery of Love.

LAURENCEAU, Jean, OP: Theologian, spiritual director and retreat master, Lille (France). Article: Rosary.

LAURENTIN, René: Doctor of Letters, Sorbonne; Mariologist, Évry (France). Article: Holy Spirit.

LE BOT, Corentin, SG: Licentiate of Letters, Rome (Italy). Article: Friendship.

LEMARIÉ, Michel, SMM: Specialist in social sciences, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Article: Poverty.

LEPERS, Simone, DW: Licentiate in Pilosophy and Pedagogy; Archivist of the mother house of the Daughters of Wisdom, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (France). Articles: Daughters of Wisdom (co-author), Marie-Louise.

LOGISTER, Wiel, SMM: Doctor of Theology, Professor of Theology at the Catholic University of Tilburg (Netherlands). Article: God.

MACDONALD, Donald, SMM: Spiritual director and retreat master, Montfort Missionaries, Manila, (Philippines). Article: Peace.

MACKRELL, Gerard, SMM: Spiritual director and retreat master, Andover (Great Britain). Article: Freedom (co-author).

MADORE, Georges, SMM: Provincial Superior, Montreal (Canada). Article: Love.

MAGGIONI, Corrado, SMM: Doctor of Liturgy, Congregation of Divine Worship, Rome (Italy). Articles: Eucharist, Liturgy (co-author).

MAIRE, Olivier, SMM: Licentiate in Natural Sciences, Rome (Italy). Articles: Beauty, Last Things.

MICHAUD, Jean-Paul, SMM: Doctor of Theology, Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, Professor of Theology at Saint Paul University, Ottawa (Canada). Articles: Bible.

MORINAY, Jean, SMM: spiritual director and retreat master, Chezelles (France). Articles: Beatitudes, Virtues.

MYLADIL, Thomas, OCD: Doctor of Theology, Fordham University; retreat master and teacher, New York (USA). Article: Mortification

NAVA, Pier Luigi, SMM: Licentiate in Canon Law; Director of "Quaderni Monfortani," Rome (Italy). Articles: Company of Mary, Parish Missions, Penance (co-author), Triptych.

PAPÀSOGLI, Benedetta: Doctor of Letters; Professor of literature, University of Messina; hagiographer, Rome (Italy). Article: Hymns (co- author).

PAYNE, Richard J.: Executive Director, Arcadia House; publisher and editor, founding editor The Classics of Western Spirituality, World Spirituality - Encyclopedic History, and the forthcoming The Classics of Eastern Spirituality, Goshen, Connecticut (USA). Article: Sin (co- author), editor’s notes - Ecumenism, Incarnation, Hymns.

PÉNISSON, Jean, SG: Instructor in modern letters, Professor of history and educational sciences, Center for Pedagogical Development, Marseille (France). Article: Milieu.

PRÉVOST, Jean-Pierre, SMM: Doctor of Biblical Theology, Licentiate in Sacred Scripture; Professor of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa (Canada). Articles: Love of Eternal Wisdom, Wisdom.

ROBITAILLE, Hélène, DW: Professor of religious studies, Rome (Italy). Article: Retreat.

ROLANDEAU, Jean-Baptiste, SG: Specialist in Montfort history and spirituality, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (France). Article: Brothers of Saint Gabriel.

RUM, Alberto, SMM: Writer, Montfort Marian Center, Rome (Italy). Articles: Pope/Bishops, Saint, Zeal (co-author).

SAWARD, J.: Professor, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia (USA). Articles: Ecumenism (co-author), Oxford Movement.

SIBOLD, Marcel, SMM: Specialist in Montfort research (France). Articles: Family (co-author), Iconography

STERN, Jean, MS: Theologian, archivist of the mother house of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, Rome (Italy). Article: Reparation (co-author).

STOCKERT, H. R.: Priest of the Byzantine Rite of the Diocese of Passaic; Communications Director of the diocese, Granville, New York (USA) Article: Angels/Demons (co-author)

VALENTINI, A., SMM: Doctor of Theology; Professor of Theology, Rome (Italy). Articles: Disciple, Magnificat.

VAN DEN HOOF, Bernadette, DW: Licentiate in Philosophy and Letters, Brussels (Belgium). Article: Daughters of Wisdom (co-author).

VAN DER HULST, Adrianus, SMM: Masters in spirituality; Director of scholastics, Manila (Philippines). Article: Discernment.

VETTICKAL, J. (Antony Francisco), SG: Specialist in educational sciences, Tiruchirapalli (India). Article: Childhood (co-author).

VIENNE, Claire (Sister Marie-Claire), DW: Graduate in religious studies, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (France). Article: Canonization (co-author).


Frank Allen, SMM; Paul Allerton, SMM; Eileen Burton, DW; Rachel Bouchard, DW; Edna Butler, DW; Veronica Byrne, DW; Ann Crowell, DW; Adélard Faubert, SG; James Fowler and the Alliance Francaise; Mary Firth, DW; Rosemary Gaffney, DW; Lawrence Handley, SMM; Jean Hickey, DW; Wilfred Jukka, SMM; Ann Nelson, DW; Julien Rabiller, SG; Gertrude O’Brien, DW; Margaret Oehrlein, DW; Stephen Perry; Fred Scragg, SMM; Carol Marshall Stopforth; Rev. Charles Underhill Quinn; Ann Werner, DW.


The following bibliography is limited to a sampling of some of the works on Montfort spirituality. Additional references may be found in the end notes of the various articles in this Handbook.

I. The Works of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort God Alone: The Collected Writings of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, Bay Shore, Montfort Publications, 1987.

This volume includes most of the works of Saint Louis de Montfort. It contains only a few pages of the Book of Sermons and omits the saint’s Notebook; both of these works have yet to be translated into English. Only eleven of the saint’s 164 hymns are found in God Alone. The entire corpus of Father de Montfort’s "Cantiques" will be published in English at the end of 1995 by Montfort Publications, Bay Shore. 

Gendrot, M.(ed.) Make Way for Jesus Christ, Montfort Publications, Bay Shore, 1984. This small volume contains excerpts from various writings of Saint Louis de Montfort.

II. Biographies of Saint Louis de Montfort Included in this list are only some of the better known biographies of more than 100 pages. They are listed chronologically:

1. 18th Century:

Anonymous [Grandet]. La vie de Messire Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, prêtre missionnaire apostolique, composée par un prêtre du clergé, Centre international montfortain, Rome, 1993 (original text), 1994 (modern French text) (Nantes 1724), 487.

Besnard, Ch. Vie de M. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Centre international Montfortain, Rome 1981, 2 t., XVI-334, 346 (ms. from around 1770, at AGFS).

Blain, J.-B. Abrégé de la vie de Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Centre international Montfortain, Rome 1973, 255 (two ms. of the work, edited 1722-1724, at AGCM).

Picot de Clorivière, J. La vie de M. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire apostolique, instituteur des missionnaires du Saint-Esprit et des Filles de la Sagesse, Delain Jeune/L. Hovius/E. G. Blouet, Paris/Saint-Malo/Rennes 1785, 587.

2. 19th Century:

Anonymous. Vie du vénérable Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, chez Lefort, Lille 1861, (2ème éd.), 106.

Anonymous. Der Selige Ludwig-Maria Grignion von Montfort, der grosze Apostel und Diener Mariens in 17 Jahrhundert, Selig gesprochen den 22 Januar 1888, Werkes von heiligen Paulus, Freiburg (Schweiz) 1890, 209.

Anonymous. Vie populaire du bienheureux L.-M. Grignion de Montfort, Plihon et Hervé, Rennes 1891 (2ème éd.), 227.

Anonymous. Blessed Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (Missionary [Cruikshank] Apostolic, Founder of the Company of Mary and the Daughters of Wisdom) and his devotion, London, New York 1892, 2 t., 359 and 417.

Anonymous [Dalin]. Vie du vénérable serviteur de Dieu Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire apostolique et instituteur de la congrégation des missionnaires du Saint-Esprit de Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, et de celle des Filles de la Sagesse, Le Clerc et Cie, Paris 1839, 582.

Babonneau. Le bienheureux Grignion de Montfort, tertiaire dominicain, apôtre du Sacré-Coeur, de la croix et du rosaire. L’homme, la parole, l’oeuvre, L’Année dominicaine, Paris 1888, 120.

Boutin, H. Histoire populaire du bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, L.-J. Biton, Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre 1893, 264.

Chauvin, P. M. Le bienheureux L.-M. Grignion de Montfort, H. Gallières, Rennes 1888, 215.

Fontenau, P. Vie du bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire apostolique, fondateur des Pères de la compagnie de Marie, des Soeurs de la Sagesse et des Frères du Saint-Esprit, Oudin, Paris 1887, 563.

Fonteneau, P. Vie populaire du vénérable serviteur de Dieu Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, fondateur des Pères de la compagnie de Marie, des Soeurs de la Sagesse et des Frères du Saint-Esprit, Imprimerie Bourgeois, Nantes 1885, 138.

Gaignet, J. Vie populaire du vénérable Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, F. Bideaux, Luçon 1879, 105.

Kerkhoffs, A. Levensschets van den Gelukzaligen Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, apostolisch missionaris en stichter des missionarissen- congregatie van’t Gezelschap van Maria (Compagnie de Marie) en der congregatie van de Dochteren der Wijsheid (Filles de la Sagesse), Druk van M. Alberts, Gulpen 1886, 171.

Pauvert, A. Vie du vénérable Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire apostolique, fondateur des prêtres missionnaires de la compagnie de Marie et de la Congrégation des Filles de la Sagesse, Oudin, Paris/Poitiers 1875, 684.

Persiani,. G. Vita del Beato Ludovico Maria Grignon [sic] di Montfort, sacerdote del terzo ordine di San Domenico, Fondatore de’ Missionari della Compagnia di Maria e delle Figlie della Sapienza, Befani, Roma 1887, 263.

Quérard, J.-M. Vie du bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire apostolique, du tiers ordre de Saint-Dominique, fondateur des missionnaires de la compagnie de Marie, de la congrégation des Filles de la Sagesse et des Frères de la communauté du Saint-Esprit, Caillère, Rennes 1887, 4 vol., 580, 610, 621, 654.

3.  20th Century:

Anonymous. Un apôtre de la croix et du rosaire, le bienheureux Louis- [Texier, J. M.] Marie Grignion de Montfort, fondateur de la compagnie de Marie et de la Sagesse, E. Petithenry, Paris [1902], 164.

Bernoville, G. Grignion de Montfort, apôtre de l’école, et les Frères de Saint Gabriel, A. Michel, Paris 1946, 372

Bolger, E. C. Life of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, Montfort Fathers, Liverpool 1952, 157.

Bombardier, J. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnaire en pays chrétien, Les éditions montfortaines, Nicolet-Dorval 1947, 142.

Buondonno, P. San Luigi-Maria Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), fondatore dei Missionari della Compagnia di Maria e delle Figlie della Sapienza, Centro mariano monfortano, Redona di Bergamo 1947, 514.

Chaigne, L. Le bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, J. de Gigord, Paris 1937, 167.

Christoflour, R. Grignion de Montfort, apôtre des derniers temps, Éditions du vieux colombier, Paris 1947, 223.

Clénet, L.-M. Grignion de Montfort, le saint de la Vendée, Perrin, Paris 1988, 309.

Crosnier, A. Un grand semeur évangélique Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, histoire d’une vie, histoire d’une âme, ms. of 401 pages, at AGCM

Daniel, H. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. Ce qu’il fut, ce qu’il fit, Téqui, Toulouse 1967, 518.

David, A. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Bonne Presse, Collection «Les Saints de France», Paris1947, 126.

Id. Le Père de Montfort par ses meilleurs historiens: René Bazin, Henri Brémond, Daniel Rops, Garrigou-Lagrange, Pierre de la Gorce, Cardi Postulazione generale monfortana, Rome 1943, 317 (second edition, including other works of de De Luca on Montfort: Edizioni di storia e letteratura, Rome 1985, XX-380.

Demarchelier, E. The Queen’s Herald, The Birchlay Hall Press, Lancashire 1964, 181.

Diéres Monplaisir, L. Vida del Beato Luis María Grignión de Montfort, Fundador de la Compañía de María y de las Hijas de la Sabiduría. Autor del Tratado de la verdadera devoción a la santísima Virgen, Librería nueva, Bogotá 1942, 157.

Eijckeler, P. De Heilige Montfort, Louis-Marie Grignion, 1673-1716, Apostolisch Missionaris, Stichter van de Paters Montfortanen (Gezelschap van Maria) en van de Dochters der Wijsheid, E. van Aelst, Maastricht 1947, 255 (2nd ed. 1958).

Windeatt, Mary Fabyan Our Lady’s Slave: The Story of Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, St. Meinrad’s Abbey, St.Meinrad’s 1950.

Gabriel-Marie, Fr. Grignion de Montfort, routier de l’évangile, Maison St-Gabriel, St-Laurent-sur-Sèvre 1966, 184.

Guinefoleau, H. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. Sa vie, sa doctrine, sa mission, son influence jusqu’à nos jours, ms. of 125 pages (1948), at AGCM.

Jac, E. Le bienheureux Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), chez Lecoffre, Collection «Les Saints», Paris 1903, 233.

Jongen, H. De Zalige de Montfort. Heraut van Maria’s Rijk, Drukkerij-uitgeverij Lannoo, Thielt 1944, 123.

Lammot, J. Un nouveau Saint français: Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, S.I.L.I.C., Lille 1949, 110.

Laveille, A. Le bienheureux L.-M. Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), d’après des documents inédits, Ch. Poussielgue, Paris 1907, 560.

Laveille, A. Le bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort et ses familles religieuses, Mame, Tours 1916, 440.

Le Crom, L. Un apôtre marial, Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), Librairie mariale, Pontchâteau 1942 (another edition: Les traditions françaises, Tourcoing 1947), 479.

M’Geoy, T. Blessed Grignion de Montfort, his life, labours, pilgrimages, and apostleship to Mary, Browne and Nolan, Dublin-Belfast 1913, 150.

Miglioranza, C. San Luis María Grignión de Montfort, Padres monfortianos, Buenos-Aires 1987, 286.

Morineau, B. M. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Flammarion, Collection «Les grands coeurs», Paris 1947, 192.

Ny lalam-piainan’i Md. Louis-Marie de Montfort, Fianarantsoa 1982, 192.

Papàsogli, B. Montfort, un uomo per l’ultima Chiesa, Gribaudi, Torino 1979, 416 (2nd ed.: Edizioni monfortane, Roma 1991, 474). English Translation: Montfort, A Prophet for Our Times, Edizoni Monfortane, Roma, 1991.

Pérouas, L. Grignion de Montfort, les pauvres et les missions, Cerf, Paris 1966, 184.

Pérouas, L. Ce que croyait Grignion de Montfort et comment il a vécu sa foi, Mame, Tours 1973, 214. English Translation: A Way to Wisdom: Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort And His Beliefs, Montfortians Yesterday and Today, Bay Shore, 1982.

Pérouas, L. Grignion de Montfort et la Vendée, Cerf, Paris 1989, 130.

Pérouas, L. Grignion de Montfort ou l’aventurier de l’évangile, Les éditions ouvrières, Paris 1990, 112.

Rey-Mermet, Th. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Nouvelle Cité, Paris 1984, 158.

Rigault, G. Le bienheureux Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Editions Publiroc, Marseille 1930, 224. English Translation: Saint Louis de Montfort: His Life and Work, Port Jefferson, Montfort Fathers, 1948.

Rivière, E. San Luis María de Montfort, Padres monfortianos, Bogotá 1947, 356.

Soto, J.F. San Luis María de Montfort, Centro mariano monfortiano, Lima 1980 (2ème éd.), 320.

Valderrama, J. Tha’nh L.M. Mon-pho, Fons vitae, Saïgon 1959, 117.

Waach, H. Ludwig Maria Grignion von Montfort, Franz-Sales Verlag, Eichstätt-Wien 1966, 306.

Some Dictionary Articles Articles On Montfort:

De Fiores, S. Luigi Maria Grignion de Montfort, in Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione 5 (1978) 755-764.

Frissen, G. M. Luigi-Maria Grignion de Montfort, in Bibliotheca sanctorum 8 (1967) 357-366.

Gaffney, P. Grignion de Montfort, Louis Marie, St., in New Catholic Encyclopedia 6 (1967), 805.

Guérin, P. Le v. Louis-Marie Grignon [sic] de Montfort [...], in Les petits Bollandistes. Vie des Saints [...], Bloud et Barral, Paris 1876, t. 15, 320-337.

Moreri, L. Montfort (Louis-Marie Grignion de), in Le grand dictionnaire historique, Chez les libraires associés, Paris 1759, t. 7, 725.

Pérouas, L. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, in DSAM 9 (1976) 1073-1081.

Tranvouez, J. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, in Catholicisme 7 (1975) 1128-1133.

III.  Commentaries on Montfort Spirituality:

A.  The Series


Published under the direction of Marcel Gendrot, s.m.m., formerly Father General of the Company of Mary. The volumes are published at the International Montfort Center, Montfort Generalate, Rome. The new International Montfort Center at Louvain, Belgium, will be offering courses and publications concerning montfort spirituality.


I. Les chroniques de la Soeur Florence. 1967.

II. Chanoine BLAIN, Abrégé de la vie de Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. 1973.

III. Ch. J.-B. BLAIN, Summary of the life of L.M. Grignion de Montfort. 1977.

IV. Charles BESNARD, La vie de Messire Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionnare apostolique. (vol. Premier) 1981.

V. Charles BESNARD, La vie de Messire Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, missionarie apostolique. (Vol. Second)  1981.

VI.Le Livre des Sermons du Père de Montfort. 1983.

VII. Charles BESNARD, La vie de la Soeur Marie-Louise de Jésus, première supérieure des filles de la Sagesse. 1985.

VIII. Charles BESNARD, La vita di Sr Maria Luisa di Gesù, Prima superiora delle Figlie della Sapienza. 1988.

IX. Joseph GRANDET, La vie de Messire Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, prêtre, missionnaire apostolique. (texte original) 1993.

X. Joseph GRANDET, La vie de Messire Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, prêtre, missionnaire apostolique, (texte en francais moderne, notes et tables) 1994.

XI. En direct avec Marie-Louise de Jésus, Ecrits - Paroles, 1994.

XII. Gabriel Deshayes, 1995


I A.A. VV, Dieu seul, A la rencontre de Dieu avec Montfort, 1981.

B.  Books and Articles Relating to Montfort Spirituality

AA.VV. Circulaires des supérieurs généraux des Filles de la Sagesse, 16 vol., Rome, Generalate of the Daughters of Wisdom (private printing)

AA.VV. De singulari missione B.V. Mariae cultruque ei debito juxta doctrinam S. Ludovici-M. de Montfort, in Alma SociaChristi, Acta congressus mariologici-mariani Romae anno sancto 1950 elebrati, vol. 8, Academia mariana internationalis, Rome 1952.

Agudelo, F. Naturaleza de la esclavitud mariana según el Padre de los Rios y San Luis Maria de Montfort, Bogotá, Centro Mariano Montfortiano, 1958.

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Devy, V. Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. Le dernier des grand bérulliens, in Revue de l’Université d’Ottawa 18 (1948) 294-315.

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Études sur les cantiques du Père de Montfort, in DMon n. 45 (1968) 1-16; n. 46 (1969) 17-40; n. 47 (1972) 41-58.

Le caractère particulier de la compagnie de Marie suivant le P. de Montfort, in DMon n. 40 (1967) 1-16; n. 41 (1967) 1-16; n. 42 (1968) 1- 12.

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Gaffney, P. The Spiritual Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary According to Saint Louis de Montfort, Bay Shore, Montfort Publications 1976.

Light, Wind and Water: Life and Spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort, Bay Shore, Montfort Publications 1989.

The Holy Slavery of Love, in Mariology (ed. J.B. Carol), vol. III, Milwaukee, Bruce 1961, 143-161.

St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort and the Marian Consecration, in Marian Studies 35 (1984) 111-156.

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Montfort, un maître spirituel pour notre temps, Rome Montfort Generalate (private printing) 1988.

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C. Reviews

The Company of Mary (Montfort Missionaries) publishes reviews in several countries, dealing with Montfort spirituality on a popular level. For the United States: Queen of All Hearts, published at Montfort Missionaries, Bay Shore, NY 11716.


The resurgence of interest in the teachings of Father de Montfort has prompted many to seek ways of networking those who live his consecration spirituality. We do, therefore, urge those who integrate his doctrine in their lives, to enroll in the Association of Mary Queen of All Hearts; we would ask priests to join the Association of the Priests of Mary. Addresses of some of the centers in certain English speaking countries are given below. We also suggest that those interested in the spirituality of Saint Louis de Montfort subscribe to the Montfort review, Queen of All Hearts, which is a means of clarifying and updating the saint’s teachings and also of dialogue among the members of the associations. We again strongly request that all interested in Saint Louis de Montfort’s spirituality have the necessary companion volume to the Handbook, God Alone: The Collected Works of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort.

We also pray that some young men and women studying this volume may be drawn by the Holy Spirit to dedicate themselves to the living and proclaiming of Montfort’s spirituality by entering the core Montfort family: the Daughters of Wisdom, the Missionaries of the Company of Mary and the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, the three religious communities who trace their ancestry back to Saint Louis de Montfort himself. Although Montfort spirituality belongs to the entire Church, the custodians of this treasure, as Pope John Paul II has reminded the Company of Mary, are his "children," these "servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary who will range far and wide with the holy Gospel issuing from their mouths like a bright and burning flame and the Rosary in their hands and bay like your watchdogs, burn like fire and dispel the darkness of the world like a sun" (PM 12). We ask all to join in Montfort’s Prayer for Missionaries, so that "the face of the earth may be renewed and the Church reformed."

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Shortly before the Handbook went to press, we received the news of the sudden death (on September 20, 1994) of Father Charles Underhill Quinn, of the Archdiocese of New York. He translated a number of the articles for this work and had begun translating the Hymns of Saint Louis de Montfort which were scheduled for publication in several months. A fine poet himself, he had a magnificent grasp of Father de Montfort’s canticles. Father Quinn dubbed himself a "convert to Saint Louis de Montfort," since it was only in the light of the articles in this Handbook that he said he understood the "real Montfort," so different from what he had learned by hearsay. The last lines of Saint Louis de Montfort’s Hymns translated by Father Charles Underhill Quinn, perhaps the night before his massive heart attack, are H 13:90:

To live and die with joy And so full of hope.

Patrick Gaffney, s.m.m.
Handbook of the Spirituality of Saint Louis de Montfort
Litchfield, Connecticut
September 29, 1994
Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Taken from: Jesus Living in Mary: Handbook of the Spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort (Litchfield, CT: Montfort Publications, 1994).

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