Hardly any retreatant since Ignatius himself made these Exercises with the single-mindedness and fervour of Faber. In later years Ignatius used to say that none of the first generation of Jesuits could give the Exercises as well as Faber. He certainly emerged from his thirty days retreat imbued with the conviction that in all things a man should try to discover the will of God, and having discerned it immediately do it.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Peter Faber canonised
Yesterday, on his birthday, Pope Francis canonised Peter Faber - someone he greatly admires and, of course, co-founder with Ignatius of the Jesuits. News here, and a reflection and extract from a new book here - this is a quote: