Remembering as a Crucial Spiritual Tool: Pierre Favre's Spiritual Life in the «Memoriale»

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Abstract

Pierre Favre (16th century) is usually admired especially for his gift for spiritual accompaniment. In this article, I would like to show that Favre may inspire not only for his way of dealing with others, but also for his way of dealing with his own soul as recored in his Journal, the Memoriale. Close reading of its first part reveals how remembering functions as a crucial spiritual tool in Favres life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalThe Way. A review of Christian spirituality published by the British Jesuits
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Pierre Favre
  • discernment of spirits
  • Ignatian spirituality
  • Ignatius of Loyola
  • spiritual exercises

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