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Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de MontfortCONFESSOR, MARIAN DEVOTEE, FOUNDERFeast day: April 28Born: Jan. 31, 1673 at Montfort-La-Cane, Brittany, Fran ce
Died: April 28, 1716 (aged 43) at Saint- Laurent-sur-Sovre, France Beatified:1888 by Pope Leo XIICanonized: 1947 by Pope Pius XII
The History of theMontfort Missionaries in the Philippines
The MontfortMissionaries cameto the Philippines in 1984upon the invitation of Jaime Cardinal Sin who visitedthe General House in Rome.
Approval of a New Foundation in the PhilippinesBy the Superior General and his Council and the Extra Ordinary Council on October 15, 1983
25 Years of Missionary Presence
Fr. Jose LuisFr. Claude Sandoval Fr. MarioSigouin, SMM Romero, SMM Belotti, SMM
They settled in New Manila Quezon City. The purpose of which is to promise vocation as well as to help Marian devotees,especially the Legion of Mary, to deepen their Marian spirituality. They started to recruitcandidates in 1985 and began the first Novitiate formation in 1987.
First House of the Montfort Missionaries in the Philippines 121 9th St., New Manila, Quezon city November 15, 1984
The First Filipino Candidates
Fr. Ariel Aquino, SMM Fr. Richard Magararu, SMMThe first two Filipinos priests were ordained in 1994. They were members of the Legion of Mary namely, Fr. Ariel Aquino from San Juan, Metro Manila and Fr. Richard Magararu from Marinduque.
Fr. Ariel Aquino,SMM Fr. Richard Magararu, SMM
CONGREGATION OF THE MISSIONA OF THE COMPANY OF MARY The Company of Mary is a religious congregation of It began in western priests and brothers which is part of France in the popularly known as 18th century. Its founder is Montfort St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Missionaries. Their initial Montfort, a well known SMM is taken “Apostle of from its official name in Mary”. Hence, this Latin which is congregation Societas Mariae has a strong missionary Montfortana. and Marian character.
Abandoned to the Divine Providence following the footsteps of the poor apostles Docile to the Spirit under the protection of MaryProclaim Christ, the Eternaland Incarnate Wisdom to all especially to the poor and the suffering. CHARISM:
Are… Priests and BrothersConsecrated to Jesusthrough Mary Proclaiming theGospel to all Leading people to therenewal of Christian Committed toa very special love towards MaryFor GOD ALONE!
The 20 years of MontfortianMission in Sta.Teresita Parish21st Street, West Rembo, Makati City Tel. #: (63) (02) 881-52-41
For many, many years, the Chapel of St. Therese of the ChildJesus in West Rembo was under the Military Vicariate. WestRembo (Riverside Enlisted Men’s Barrio) was a barrio of FortWilliam Mckinley or Fort Bonifacio. Masses were said at 8am
There were timeswhen the townsfolkwould wait until 9am,but the assignedpriest would notcome. Some faithfulwould go to St.Michael inside theFort and some to SanRoque in Pateros tohear mass, otherswould just go hometo prepare lunch for
The waiting came to an end, when onJuly 12, 1992, the Parish of West Rembodedicated to St. Therese of the ChildJesus, was established by the MontfortMissionaries (Congregation of theCompany of Mary). Sta. Teresita Parish isto become the mission station of theMontfort Postulants, Scholastics andDeacons and also to assist theArchdiocese of Manila in bringing thesacraments closer to the people.
Fr. Joseph Alan S. Pastoril, SMMSTP Tenure: 2004 - 2007