Born on 31st January 1673, Louis Mary Grignion, popularly known as Montfort, grew to be a prophet of his times. He saw God in the poor and gave his life for their cause. In him, welled up a constant spring of love, courage, self surrendering service and commitment for the cause of the poor and the down-trodden. The source of this unending spring was “God Alone”. He died on 28th April 1716, but his spirit lives even today in the Congregations of Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel, Priests of the Company of Mary, Daughters of Wisdom and the numerous Montfortian Associates.