After his soldiering career, his recuperation and his conversion, he had spent months in prayer trying to discern what to do with his life.
Ultimately, he decided that an education was required. However, Church law also allows for people who enjoy widespread veneration within the Church for an extended period of time to be acknowledged as saints. Pope Francis , on his own 77th birthday, 17 December , announced Faber's canonization. I admit I skipped ahead to read what Pierre Favre actually wrote about prayer.
02/08/ · De Certeau, Michel () ‘Pierre Favre and the Experience of Salvation’ The Way 45/4 (), , p. Memoriale §25, p. ‘To Ignatius of Loyola, on Apostolic Activities in Mainz’ in Spiritual Writings, p. The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, trans. Michael Ivens (Herefordshire: Gracewing, ) §, p.
02/08/2013 · De Certeau, Michel (2006) ‘Pierre Favre and the Experience of Salvation’ The Way 45/4 (2006), 21-40, p. 33. Memoriale §25, p. 79. ‘To Ignatius of Loyola, on Apostolic Activities in Mainz’ in Spiritual Writings, p. 339. The Spiritual Exercises of Saint …
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Pierre Favre, né le 13 avril 1506 au Villaret, hameau de Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, dans le duché de Savoie, et mort le 1 er août 1546 à Rome, est un prêtre jésuite savoyard et compagnon d' Ignace de Loyola. Il est le cofondateur de la Compagnie de Jésus, dont il fut le tout premier prêtre, et créateur des premiers collèges jésuites.
24/11/ · Who was Saint Pierre Favre? James Martin, S.J. November 24, Annuncio vobis gaudium magnum! Today Pope Francis announced the canonization of Pierre Favre, SJ, aka Peter Faber (). For Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
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Search Catholic Online. We ask you, humbly, to help. Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. In the Pope's recent interview in America , he singled out for praise the man often called the "Second Jesuit. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. One of my favorite quotes from Pierre—no, my favorite—is: "Take care, take care, never to close your heart to anyone.
Favre was said by St. Ignatius to be the man best suited to direct others in the Spiritual Exercises—quite an accolade from the author of the Exercises. But, surprisingly, Favre's story is not nearly as well known as those of his two famous college roommates, Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier.
When I once asked an elderly Jesuit why Favre was still a Blessed and not a saint, he said, "Even in heaven he is humble! He doesn't want to place himself on par with Ignatius and Xavier. But he still languishes in relative obscurity. Or will for another month. Indeed, that so many writers can't even agree on a standard way of referring to the man—you will see, variously, the original French "Pierre Favre," the somewhat modified Anglo-French "Peter Favre," and the totally Anglicized "Peter Faber"—is an indication of the lack of attention given him.
That of course changes with the canonization. For a short biography of Pierre Favre, SJ, see this excerpt from "Jesuit Saints and Martyrs," by Joseph Tylenda, SJ. Books about the new saint include Mary Purcell's The Quiet Companion, soon to be republished by Loyola Press and " To the Other Towns ," by William Bangert, SJ.
Below is a short meditation on the life-changing friendship between Pierre and his two college roommates. With his talent for friendships, Ignatius enjoyed close relations with a large circle of friends. That is one reason for his enthusiasm for writing letters. Indeed, the earliest way that Ignatius referred to the early Jesuits was not with phrases like "Defenders of the Faith" or "Soldiers of Christ," but something simpler.
He described his little band as "Friends in the Lord. Friendship was an essential part of his life. Two of his closest friends were his college roommates, Peter Favre, from the Savoy region of France, and Francisco de Javier, the Spaniard later known as St. Francis Xavier. By the time they met Ignatius, Peter and Francis were already friends sharing lodgings.
The two had studied for the last few years for their master's degrees; both were excellent students. And both had heard stories about Ignatius before meeting him: the former soldier was a notorious figure on campus, known for his intense spiritual disciplines and habit of begging alms.
At 38, Ignatius was much older than Peter and Francis, who were both 23 at the time. After his soldiering career, his recuperation and his conversion, he had spent months in prayer trying to discern what to do with his life. Ultimately, he decided that an education was required. Several years later, he enrolled at the University of Paris, where he met Favre and Xavier.
There, in Favre's words, they shared "the same room, the same table and the same purse. His commitment to a simple life impressed his new friends.
So did his spiritual acumen. For Favre, a man troubled all his life by a "scrupulous" conscience, that is, an excessive self-criticism, Ignatius was a literal godsend.
Ultimately, Ignatius led Peter through the Spiritual Exercises, something that dramatically altered Favre's worldview. This happened despite some very different backgrounds. And here is one area where Ignatius and his friends highlight an insight on relationships: friends need not be cut from the same cloth.
Ignatius and Peter had, until they met, led radically different lives. Peter came to Paris at age 19 after what his biographer called his "humble birth," having spent his youth in the fields as a shepherd. Imbued with a simple piety toward Mary, the saints, relics, processions, and shrines, and also angels, Peter clung to the simple faith of his childhood. Ignatius, on the other hand, had spent many years as a courtier and some of them as a soldier, undergone a dramatic conversion, subjected himself to extreme penances, wandered to Rome and the Holy Land in pursuit of his goal of following God's will.
One friend had seen little of the world; the other much. One had always found religion a source of solace; the other had proceeded to God along a tortuous path. Ultimately, Ignatius helped Peter to arrive at some important decisions through the freedom offered in the Spiritual Exercises. Peter's indecision before this moment sounds refreshingly modern, much like the frustrating indecision of any college student today.
He wrote about it in his journals:. Before that—I mean before having settled on the course of my life through the help given to me by God through Inigo—I was always very unsure of myself and blown about by many winds: sometimes wishing to be married, sometimes a doctor, sometimes a lawyer, sometimes a professor of theology, sometimes a cleric without a degree—at times wishing me to be a monk.
In time, Peter decided to join Ignatius on his new path, whose ultimate destination was still unclear. Peter, sometimes called the "Second Jesuit," was enthusiastic about the risky venture from the start. Ignatius would change the life of his other roommate, too. Francisco de Jassu y Javier, born in , in the castle of Javier, was an outstanding athlete and student. He began his studies in Paris at the age of Every biographer describes Francis as a dashing young man with boundless ambition.
Only after Peter left their lodgings to visit his family, when Ignatius was alone with the proud Spaniard, was he was able to slowly break down Xavier's stubborn resistance.
Legend has it that Ignatius quoted a line from the New Testament, "What does it profit them if they gain the world, but lose or forfeit themselves?
It is impossible to read the journals and letters of these three men—Ignatius the founder, Xavier the missionary, and Favre the spiritual counselor—without noticing the differences in temperaments and in talents. In later years Ignatius would become primarily an administrator, guiding the Society of Jesus through its early days, spending much of his time laboring over the Jesuit Constitutions.
Xavier became the globetrotting missionary sending back letters crammed with hair-raising adventures to thrill his brother Jesuits. And the rest of Europe, too: Xavier's letters were the equivalent of action-adventure movies for Catholics of the time.
Favre, on the other hand, spent the rest of his life as a spiritual counselor sent to spread the Catholic faith during the Reformation. Their letters reveal how different were these three personalities.
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canonized pierre favre. our newest jesuit saint is little known to many of the faithful, but is beloved to all jesuits. through this homily delivered last january 23, at the loyola house of studies, get to know why st. favre inspires so many of us who seek to follow this path
Pierre Favre, né le 13 avril au Villaret, hameau de Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, dans le duché de Savoie, et mort le 1 er août à Rome, est un prêtre jésuite savoyard et compagnon d' Ignace de Loyola. Il est le cofondateur de la Compagnie de Jésus, dont il fut le tout premier prêtre, et créateur des premiers collèges jésuites. 02/08/ · The friendship of Peter Favre and the early Jesuits. James Martin, S.J. August 02, Art: Dora N. Bittau. Today is the Feast Day of Blessed Pierre (Peter) Favre, one . canonized pierre favre. our newest jesuit saint is little known to many of the faithful, but is beloved to all jesuits. through this homily delivered last january 23, at the loyola house of studies, get to know why st. favre inspires so many of us who seek to follow this path.