New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Peter Faber

Saint Peter FaberArticle

Feast, in Jesuit churches, 8 August. In 1525 he went to Paris and entered Saint-Barbe College, where he was a classmate and intimate friend of Saint Francis Xavier and where he met Saint Ignatius Loyola. He was ordained priest in 1534 and soon after joined the small band headed by Ignatius. He assisted at the diets of Worms and Ratisbon, and preached in Parma, Speyer, Mainz, Cologne, and Savoy, counteracting the influence of Lutheranism and reforming the decadent condition of Catholicism in those places. Part of his diary extant shows that he had an extraordinary devotion to the Angels. Born Villaret, Savoy, 1506; died Rome, Italy, 1546. Beatified on 5 September 1872.

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  • “Blessed Peter Faber”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2016. Web. 3 March 2021. <>