Patron Saint for Business People

Pierre Favre, SJ (Peter Faber)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 one. Entrepreneurs with a Faber-style flair for business don’t think only of “enhancing shareholder value” and making themselves hog-whimperingly rich; they hop out of bed each morning feeling blessed to help fellow citizens use their talents, support their families in a highly dignified way, and alleviate poverty in their communities.

That attitude sounds like a path to spiritual consolation, doesn’t it?

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  1. God always sends the very best (He cares; – a lot!). Pope Francis is bringing us back to our roots, re-invigorating what I was taught as “Catholic Action.” Let’s get this show on the go! Time’s a-wastin’.

  2. I just wanted to thank you for alerting me to Chris Lowney’s book on our Pope Francis. I am enjoying it currently. And my thanks for this blog. It is becoming both a resource and a touchstone for me.


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