Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Louis de Montfort, Priest
Born in France, this saint was the oldest surviving child of a large family. Even as a young child, Louis exhibited a remarkable spiritual maturity. At the age of twelve, he was sent to the Jesuit College of St. Thomas Becket in Rennes where he developed a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Awareness of the needs of the poor and the sick also developed during his years at St. Thomas. Together with some of his classmates, Louis spent some holidays tending to the needs of the poor and nursing the sick in hospitals. His studies were interrupted by his own works of charity as he cared for all those within his reach. Finally, he was ordained and lived a holy life as a priest.
All of us meet obstacles in life’s journey. St. Louis overcame those that he encountered by frequent prayer and devotion to Mary.