Peter Faber Organization founder

Blessed Peter Faver (French Pierre Lefevre or Pierre Favre, (Spanish Pedro Fabro, Latin Petrus Faver) (April 13, 1506 - August 1, 1546) was a French Jesuit theologian and a cofounder of the Society of Jesus. He was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church on September 5, 1872. Peter Faver (the Latin and English for French-named Pierre Favre), grew up in far east central France. He was born in the village of Villaret, Savoy, in the modern town of Saint-Jean-de-Sixt (Haute-Savoie). In his early life, he was a shepherd in the high pastures of the French Alps (in the Savoy region). As a child, while he tended his father's sheep during the week, on Sunday he taught catechism to other children. The instinctive knowledge of his vocation as an apostle inspired him with a desire to study. At first, he was entrusted to the care of a priest at Thônes and later to a neighbouring school at La Roche-sur-Foron. Although without any definite plans for the future, he resolved to go to Paris, France. His parents consented to the separation, and in 1525, Peter arrived in Paris. Here he acquired the learning he desired and found, quite unexpectedly, his real vocation.

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Date of birth
April 13th, 1506
Date of death
August 2nd, 1546 at age of 40
Place of death
Rome, Italy


1. University of Paris Colleges/University

The University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) was a university located in Paris, France, and one of the earliest to be established in Europe. It was founded in the mid-12th century, and officially recognized as a university probably between 1160 and 1250. After many changes, including a century of suspension (1793–1896), it ceased to exist in 1970 and 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII) were created from it. The university is often referred to as the Sorbonne or La Sorbonne after the collegiate institution (Collège de Sorbonne) founded about 1257 by Robert de Sorbon. In fact, the university as such was older and was never completely centered on the Sorbonne. Of the 13 current successor universities, the first four have a presence in the historical Sorbonne building, and three include "Sorbonne" in their names.

Type University
94 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 - Paris
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Organizations founded

1. Society of Jesus

Religious order

Date funded

August 15th, 1534

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Lidership history

2008- Superior General of the Society of Jesus



Curia Generalizia della Compagnia di Gesù, 00195 - Rome, Lazio

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The Society of Jesus is a Christian male religious congregation of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents. Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes and promote social justice and ecumenical dialogue. Ignatius of Loyola founded the society after being wounded in battle and experiencing a religious conversion. He composed the Spiritual Exercises to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. In 1534, Ignatius and six other young men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and professed vows of poverty, chastity, and later obedience, including a special vow of obedience to the Pope. Rule 13 of Ignatius's Rules for Thinking with the Church said: "That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity ... if [the Holy See] shall have defined anything to be black which to our eyes appears to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black.

Movie performances

1. The House of the Arrow (1953)

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The House of the Arrow is a 1953 British mystery film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart and Yvonne Furneaux. It is based on the novel The House of the Arrow by A. E. W. Mason and features his French detective Inspector Hanaud.


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United Kingdom

Written work


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1960. at Paris


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