The Faber Institute is committed to “awakening souls” in an age when the existence of the soul, and of its particular capacities and formidable powers, is overlooked. We do this by putting people in touch with sources of depth and vision within themselves – “and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) We do this by teaching how to read the profound texts of the Judaeo-Christian tradition: the Scriptures, the theologians, philosophers, and the saints and mystics. We do this by training them through habits offered them to engage: spiritual direction, classes (e.g., The Night School), and retreats (e.g., the Pilgrim’s Day Retreats). We do all of this within the profound and tested habits of the Ignatian (St. Ignatius of Loyola) and Jesuit (the tradition of the Society of Jesus) way. The Faber Institute is about awakening people, showing them how to intensify and sustain that inner alertness (the virtues), and training their capacity to recognize the highest goods of persons, and its counterfeits (discernment), and to act accordingly.
The Faber Institute was founded in October 2014 by Fr. Rick Ganz, SJ (a Jesuit priest of the US Jesuits West Province) and is based in Portland, Oregon. St. Peter Faber, SJ (1506-1546) is the patron saint of the Institute.
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