Peter Faber SJ

Chris Lowney, author of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, suggests that the recently canonized Peter Faber would be a good patron saint of business. He makes his argument in this article for NCR. Based on something Faber wrote while in Germany, Lowney concludes: Faber’s vision of business is an ennobling, inspiring […]

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Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome on January 3, 2014, the titular feast of the Society of Jesus. This will also be a time for thanksgiving for the canonization of Peter Faber. The Jesuits have set up a site for live viewing of the Mass here. Rome time […]

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Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced that Peter Faber, SJ, has been canonized. In celebration, Loyola Press is releasing The Quiet Companion, the authoritative biography about Peter Faber and his role in founding and shaping the Society of Jesus. Enjoy this excerpt. As Faber was now [in 1534] preparing for his ordination, Ignatius allowed […]

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Earlier this month, Paul Campbell, SJ, wrote about a favorite Jesuit of his who may not be familiar to some readers: Bl. Pierre Favre. Now the Vatican Insider reports that Pope Francis will likely canonize Favre (also known as Peter Faber) in December, so it’s a good time to learn more about this companion of […]

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Here’s some excellent practical wisdom from Saint Peter Faber, SJ: Seek grace for the smallest things, and you will also find grace to accomplish, to believe in, and to hope for the greatest things. Attend to the smallest things, examine them, think about putting them into effect, and the Lord will grant you greater. Many […]

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Tuesday was the Feast of Peter Faber (Favre), SJ, sometimes called “the second Jesuit” because he was especially close to Ignatius when the order was getting started.  Peter was looking for direction in life when he ran into Ignatius.  He was overwhelmed with choices, like a young person today: I was always very unsure of myself […]

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Something to think about | It struck me then very clearly that one who seeks the spirit of God in good works will find it better in prayer later on than the one who seeks God first in prayer and then in action, as we often do. Whoever, then, seeks and finds the spirit of […]

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I beg of you, my Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, and you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension; of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. Cast from me every evil that stands in the way of my seeing you, […]

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