Congregation of Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, which constitutes a religious Order of Brothers in the Catholic Church, was founded by St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716). The members of the Society are religious men inspired by Jesus Christ, who take the three vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and promise to live in communities, having everything in common, and no individual member claiming anything as his own.
The Brothers especially involve themselves in the education of children and youth, with a preferential option for the empowerment of vulnerable sections. The Society imparts holistic education: Along with academic excellence we give priority to the formation of youth in discipline, hard work and moral and spiritual values. These priorities are meant to prepare the youth for life by promoting maturity, scientific temper, cooperation, sportsmanship, moral sensitivity to the needs and rights of others especially the poor, religious tolerance and international integration achieving Universal Brotherhood and Sisterhood as children of one Creator. The Society co-operates with like-minded agencies be they Governmental or otherwise, to develop healthy, God-fearing personalities and leaders for the nation through the process of Human Resource Development.
The Brothers administer Colleges, Schools, Technical Institutes, Orphanages, Boys’ Towns, and Institutes for the Deaf & the blind, printing presses and Homes for the aged in 56 Dioceses of the Indian States. In some 196 institutions over 588 Brothers are serving. They are divided into 8 provinces in India with their own Provincial Superiors and Administrations.
Though the society lays great emphasis on formal education and a greater share of its manpower and resources are invested in it, it is also actively involved in the field of technical education of youth. Involvement in the social sector, working at the grass root level, through social work and social activism for the enlistment of the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed is also an integral part of its mission.It strives hard to improve the quality of the environment by creating public consciousness and creatively seeking environmental issues.