Peter Faber the (almost) Saint

faber copySeek 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.

-Peter Faber

Peter Faber, one of the original companions of St. Ignatius Loyola, is expected to be canonized by the end of this year by his brother Jesuit Pope Francis. Faber was born in 1506 to a peasant family in what was then the Holy Roman Empire. In 1525 he traveled to Paris for college, which was where he met Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola. Together under the leadership of Ignatius they along with four other companions would form the Society of Jesus.

In 1872 Faber was beatified but the cause for his sainthood stopped there. For Faber’s canonization there will have to be an equivalent canonization.  This is when the judicial process and ceremonies involved for veneration in the Universal Church are omitted.

To read more about Faber’s new title click here.

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