Blessed Peter Faber (1506-1546)

One of the original companions whose friendship at the University of Paris eventually led them to form the Society of Jesus, Peter Faber (1506-1546) grew up as a shepherd in the high pastures of the French Alps of the Savoy region. At the University of Paris, he met Ignatius and tutored him in Aristotle, while Ignatius tutored the former shepherd in spiritual matters. Faber became an effective preacher and giver of the Spiritual Exercises, working in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany. He was instrumental in establishing the Society of Jesus in Portugal, and was appointed by Pope Paul III to be one of the papal theologians at the Council of Trent. He died in Rome on his way to the Council, in the presence of his friend Ignatius.(From
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