The Word Among Us

November 2015 Issue

“There Is Good to Be Done—Everywhere”

Peter Faber, One of Pope Francis’ Favorite Saints

By: Jim Manney

“There Is Good to Be Done—Everywhere”: Peter Faber, One of Pope Francis’ Favorite Saints by Jim Manney

Saints tend to be men and women who stand out among their peers. When Pope Francis canonized his first saint in 2013, however, he chose a man who didn’t quite fit that profile: Peter Faber (also known as Pierre Favre), one of the founders of the Jesuit order.

Dramatic and inspiring stories are told about most saints. There are few about Faber. He participated in some of the key events of the sixteenth...

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