Saint Louis de Montfort, 1673–1716
Saint Louis de Montfort was a French priest. He told people to pray every day and to believe that God answers all prayers. He knew that Jesus used stories to invite us to become part of God’s Kingdom. So Saint Louis did the same thing. He wrote many books to proclaim the Good News of God’s love. Saint Louis had a special love for Jesus’ Mother, Mary, so he told people about her, too. He said that she loves us even more than our own mothers do. People still read his books and learn about Jesus from his writings.
Discuss: What story can you tell about Jesus?
Louis de Montfort is known for encouraging devotion to praying the Rosary. He founded two congregations: the Sisters of Divine Wisdom and the Missionaries of the Company of Mary. Louis worked for some time as a librarian and as a hospital chaplain as well as a priest. He founded several free schools, wrote poems and hymns, and traveled all over France as a missionary.
Tell the child that Saint Louis de Montfort believed that we should pray every day.
After two weeks have passed, revisit the prayer journal assignment and see if the child would like to share their experience with answered prayer.