St. Louis Marie Grignion De Montfort
was born on the 31st of January 1673 in a small village, Montfort, in Britanny in western France. His father was a nobleman and a lawyer, but the large family was poor as 17th century France was passing through a grave crisis, economic as well as social. The wars among European countries had depleted the national treasury, poverty and disease became endemic. Added to this 95% of the population was illiterate. The French Revolution, which was to come almost a century later, was already brewing. Read More...