Blessed Luigi Maria Monti, the founder of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception(C. F.I.C), a consecrated religious, called father by veneration, was born at Bovisio, a small village of Milan on 24th July, 1825 to the pious parents Angel and Teresa Monti. He was ardent to grow in the faith inherited from parents. When he was 12 years old his father died and he became the full responsible of his family. Attracted by his zeal, industriousness and spiritual life, numerous friends joined him in prayer and other charitable activities. Eventually the group was called by the people, the company of Friars and they dedicated more time in reciting rosaries, singing psalms and reading spiritual books etc. Luigi was the animator and guide of this group. Unfortunately the authority suspected them and in consequence they were imprisoned. After 72 days being found innocent, they were freed and they continued in their spiritual activities. In 1842 he consecrated himself to God by professing the vows of chastity and obedience in the hands of his spiritual father, Don Dossi. In 1846 at the age of 20 Luigi made his final commitment with great joy. In 1851 by the advice of Don Dossi, Luigi and his group joined the congregation called The Sons of Mary. There he completed his diploma in nursing while others were taking care of the orphan's. After his studies he started to work in the hospital at Brescia.
The friendship with Sipriano Pezzini, a young lay nurse in the hospital, made Luigi to think about a new institute exclusively for hospital apostolate. Thus on 8th September 1857 with the help and support of Sipriano Pezzini, Luigi Monti sowed the seed for a new institute with a small group at Holy Sprit Hospital in Rome. Sustained by an unshakable confidence in the Immaculate Mother and the trust in the providence of God he gradually overcame all the misunderstandings, persecutions and interference from the part of authorities.
On 15th February 1897 he left Rome and reached Saronno. He realized that the time has come to submit his soul in the hands of the Almighty. Knowing this, he gathered all his brothers and entrusted to them all the orphans reminding them as his last words "I entrust these poor and orphans to you, have charity, be merciful to them, because they are souls sent by God to fulfill His plans." Thus on 1st October 1900 Luigi Maria Monti left this world to receive his heavenly reward.