Peter Favre

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Peter Favre - CTS Great Saints Series


The first and closest of Ignatius' companions, a handsome, highly intelligent and self-effacing man of Savoy farming stock, Peter Favre became one of the most influential and articulate defenders of the Catholic faith in the tumultuous years of the European Reformation. He lived an intensely active life, scorning fame or attention, and attracted many disciples for Christ, only to die at 40. While his memory quietly faded (even his body was lost) many Jesuits achieved sanctity through their contact with him. He was beatified by Pope Pius IX in 1872.