St. Louis-Mary Grignion de Montfort was a French Roman Catholic Priest. People knew him as a great preacher, confessor, and author. He wrote many great books focusing on Mother Mary such as Secret of the Rosary and True Devotion to Mary. Many people loved his preaching, while some thought it was strange. During his ministry, Montfort got poisoned. Though it wasn’t fatal, his heath began to deteriorate, but still, he continued his ministry. As he traveled around France, his health began to worsen and finally, when he came to Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, a city in Western France, he died on April 28, 1716. Pope Leo XIII beatified him in 1888 and Pope Pius XII canonized him on July 20, 1947. He influenced many Popes because of his writings such as Pope John Paul II.
We can learn from St. Louis from how he still preached and never gave up while he was poisoned and sick. Even though this virus is spreading, we shouldn’t give up on God and keep praying to him. Here is a prayer that you can use made by St. Louis himself.
My powerful Queen, you are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours. Take away from me all that may displease God and cultivate in me all that is pleasing to him. May the light of your faith dispel the darkness of my mind, your deep humility take the place of my pride, your continual sight of God fill my memory with his presence. May the fire of the love of your heart inflame the lukewarmness of my own heart. May your virtues take the place of my sins. May your merits be my enrichment and make up for all that is wanting in me before God. My beloved Mother, grant that I may have no other spirit but your spirit, to know Jesus Christ and His divine will and to praise and glorify the Lord, that I may love God with burning love like yours. Amen.