Montfort, Sect At
Montfort, Sect At.
In the 11th century a mystic Christian sect appeared in the north of Italy, having its headquarters at Montfort, in the neighborhood of Turin. Their presiding officer was one Gerhard, who was balled upon by Heribert, archbishop of Milan, to give an account of his doctrines. They were considered heretics, and subjected to great persecution, which they bore with the spirit of martyrs; but the sect made little progress.