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Jacques Faivre

Jacques Faivre, (b. Lyon 11 August 1934, d. 13 August 2010) was the French Catholic bishop of Le Mans from 1997 to 2008.He entered the seminary of Francheville in the départment of Rhône before beginning his studies at the university seminary in Lyon, where he obtained a degree in theology. He was ordained priest for the archdiocese of Lyon on 29 June 1960, where he began his career as a parish minister for nine years before dedicating himself for 15 years as the chaplain of schools. In 1984 he was appointed curate of the parishes of Notre-Dame-Saint-Vincent and Saint-Paul in Lyon, and was appointed deputy bishop of Lyon on 11 April 1992 where he was consecrated on 14 June 1992 in the Primatiale of Lyon by Cardinal Albert Decourtray. He was nominated Bishop of Le Mans on 29 July 1997 taking up his seat on 3 September to be enthroned on 21 September 1997, with Abbot Jean Brégeon as his assistant and Vicar General.

In the episcopal lineage and apostolic succession, he follows Albert Florent Augustin Cardinal Decourtray, archbishop of Lyon, who died in 1994.

On 27 March 2008 he informed the Pope of his retirement for reasons of ill health. The acceptance of his resignation was delayed for several weeks in order that he participate at the diocesan assembly of Pentecost 2008. On 3 July his departure was officially announced by the Vatican. He died two years later on 13 August 2010.

During his career he officiated at the beatification of Basile-Antoine Moreau in the centre of Antares in Le Mans on 5 September 2007 in the presence of thirty bishops and archbishops and the legate of Pope Benedict XVI, Monseigneur Martins. This was the first beatification ever to take place outside the Vatican without the presence of the Pope. On 21 December 2005 he began the diocesan process for the beatification and canonisation of Dom Guéranger, liturgist and restorer of the Benedictine Order of Solesmes.

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Some of their strengths

Jacques Faivre has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Extroverted, Bold, Energetic, Optimistic, Passionate, and Intelligent.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Jacques Faivre is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Strong and Resilient

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Jacques Faivre well know them as someone who can be strong, expansive, and stable like a big tree.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Jacques Faivre as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Realistic and Skillful

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Jacques Faivre is someone who is able to separate emotions from reality, see the world in terms of right or wrong, and who is very good at getting things done.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Jacques Faivre tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Jacques Faivre's challenges

While Jacques Faivre has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Jacques Faivre can be Arrogant, Status-seeking, Difficult, Perfectionist, Domineering, Impatient, and Worrying.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Jacques Faivre's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Jacques Faivre must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Domineering and Impatient

Jacques Faivre is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Jacques Faivre also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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