Grace and peace from God our Father
and from his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you!
Christian life fully and truly lived is nothing less than a radically powerful and intimate participation in the life of Jesus Christ himself. St. Louis de Montfort, the great French missionary and preacher, recognized this simple and compelling truth as being the very foundation upon which a renewed Church must be established. So convinced was he of this that, nearly three centuries before the Second Vatican Council’s sustained development of the universal call to holiness of all the faithful, he could boldly assert to those who turned to him for guidance “to grow in holiness is your vocation.” Fr. de Montfort dedicated himself to living this same vocational call to grow in holiness and to helping others to do the same. In doing so he discovered what he came to call the wondrous Secret of Mary – that those who truly sought to grow into the full maturity of life in Jesus Christ could find no more sure or certain or reliable means of doing so than by surrendering themselves fully into the care of the great Mother of God in the same way that the Lord himself has done who did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness (Phil 2: 6-7) – for us and for our salvation.
The spiritual legacy contained within the life and writings of St. Louis de Montfort is one of the truly great treasures of the Church. The task of bringing the full wealth of that treasure to the faithful is the heart of the mission of the Company of Mary, the community of those priests and brothers who have been consecrated to follow in his footsteps. This website has been developed by the Preaching Team of the Company of Mary in the United States to serve as a point of contact and education both for those who would like to know more about the spirituality of our founder, St. Louis de Montfort, as well as those who are interested our work of renewal through mission preaching, retreat ministry and preparing groups of to make the Act of Total Consecration of oneself to Jesus through Mary which is the fountainhead of our spirituality.