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Pope commemorates St. Peter Faber’s feast

August 04, 2014

Pope Francis celebrated the feast of St. Peter Faber on August 1 by inviting a group of young Jesuit priests to join him for Mass, according to a brief Vatican Radio report.

In December, the Pontiff declared St. Peter Faber (1506-46), one of the co-founders of the Society of Jesus, a saint by means of equivalent canonization.

Blessed Pius IX beatified Faber in 1872. In equivalent canonization-- a procedure described by Pope Benedict XIV in the 18th century-- the Pope waives the usual judicial process and declares that a blessed’s liturgical cult is extended to the universal Church.


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