The little church in Roussay, France, was full of eager people. They had come to hear a great preacher, one who was famous for the fiery love which imbued his inspiring yet simply-worded sermons.
At last, he entered the church: Fr. Montfort himself.
Fr. Montfort approached the pulpit, led the faithful in prayer, and began preaching.
Suddenly, the church door burst open and a drunk man stumbled inside. The man was angry. He staggered up the aisle, screaming slurred insults at Fr. Montfort.
The congregation froze, aghast. Everyone looked at the priest who stood silently in the pulpit, gazing at the man. What would he do?
Fr. Montfort left his place and came down the aisle to meet the drunk. And then, to the amazement of them all, he knelt in front of the man and humbly begged forgiveness. If there was anything he, Fr. Montfort, had done to offend or hurt the man, he asked most humbly for pardon.
The drunk man was as astonished as the congregation. He stared at Fr. Montfort for a moment—then turned and quietly left the church with a sorrowful expression.
Fr. Montfort rose, returned to the pulpit, and finished preaching his sermon—though he had already preached magnificently with his actions!
St. Louis de Montfort left lasting impressions on all he met, winning over even the most hardened sinners. He was successful because he always relied on the Rosary to help him. He wrote The Secret of the Rosary to share with us just how powerful and important this prayer is. Written in his iconic simplicity yet fiery love, this is the book that will help you pray your Rosary well. Get your copy today!