St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, the Patron Saint of the school was born on 31st January 1673 in the small town of Montfort in France. Even from his childhood days,
he was virtuous and exhibited an extraordinary love for the poor. He loved and admired the mother of Jesus. He became a priest and worked ceaselessly for God and man.
He went about from place to place with the message of God’s love. He taught poor people and championed their cause. His love for the abandoned and the beggars made him rugged, unpolished, and tempestuous.
He was a great scholar, a powerful speaker and an author of many spiritual works. His capacity to paint and carve along with his poetic skills had made him a spiritual “Leonardo da Vinci”. He never bothered about the consequences of telling the truth & doing what was right before the eyes of God. He was victimized by the world for his honesty & conviction. As a result, he died at an early age of 43 in 1716 on April 28.
He was acclaimed as a “Saint” by the people and the Church authorities.
He established many groups to carry on his good work. One such organization is the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel who are making his dream come true.
The flame lit by this Holy Man continues to glow and shine with greater intensity even after 300 years. The staff and students, who enter the portals of Montfort Matriculation School, share in the endeavor of passing on this holy flame lit by the patron to the world over.
To know more about the Montfortian family visit montfort.org