The Barbiste Spirit is kept alive through the Friendly Association of Old Barbistes, founded in 1820, recognized a public society since 1880, which is the oldest association of alumni of France, "l'Association Amicale des Anciens Barbistes".
Former barbists (ordered by date of birth) include:
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Diogo de Gouveia (1471–1557)
* Ignace de Loyola (1491–1556)
André de Gouveia (1497–1548)
* St. François-Xavier (1506–1552)
Pierre Lefevre (1506–1546)