Happy Feast of St. Ignatius, Co-Founder Bl. Peter Faber to be Canonized

Yes, his canonization is long overdue. Deo Gratias. The innocent and devout Peter Faber, who also attended the Sorbonne while Loyola and Xavier were there, was the first called by Saint Ignatius to join him in doing the Spiritual Exercises and the first of “The Company of Jesus” to be ordained. What’s more, while in the East, Francis Xavier had a vision of Father Faber’s soul lofted to heaven by angels immediately after his death on August 1, 1546. He was beatified by Bl. Pius IX in 1872 and his feast day is August 2.

CNA’s Sister Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.: On July 17, Pope Francis issued a motu proprio regarding plans to canonize Blessed Peter Faber (Pierre Favre), the first companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola. When in 1622, Ignatius and Francis Xavier were canonized at the same ceremony, Peter was not included. Instead, he was beatified in 1872, and his feast day, Aug. 2, is celebrated this week. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola; who is Peter Faber? Read Sister’s short biography of Faber here.

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