Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ

This year, 5 February marked the 28th anniversary of the death of the Society’s 28th Superior General, Fr Pedro Arrupe. The anniversary is made particularly important since it also marked the official opening of the cause for his beatification and canonisation in Rome.Fr Arrupe was born in Spain in 1907. After school he attended the Medical School of the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and, after several years of medical training, joined the Society of Jesus in 1927. Unable to pursue his...
Pedro Arrupe SJ
This man may be declared a saint - the cause for the beatification of Pedro Arrupe SJ was launched in Rome on 5th February 2019. Yet few people outside religious life are aware of this extraordinary individual, who was a prisoner of Imperial Japan, a first responder when the atom bomb fell on Hiroshima, a pioneer of Catholic social justice and founder of the Jesuit Refugee Service.Best-selling author and Irish Jesuit Brian Grogan SJ has written Pedro Arrupe SJ: Mystic With Open Eyes. With a...
Dr Nicholas Cuddihy awarding Aidan Perry Ruds
Mount St Mary’s College has inaugurated a new award: the Arrupe Colours Award. Named in honour of the great Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, who coined the phrase ‘ Men and Women for Others’, this award will be given to any student who shows themselves to be a true ‘man or woman for others’ and who has demonstrated initiative in pursuit of this cause.At assembly on 11th January, the school made the first Arrupe Colours Award to celebrate Aidan, a student in Rudiments, who has been working for many...
Pope Francis at the International College of the Gesù. PC: CNS photo/Vatican Media
“The plant grows from the roots, which are not seen but which support the whole. And it stops giving fruit not when it has few branches, but when the roots are dry,” said Pope Francis to staff and students of the International College of the Gesù in Rome on the 3rd December. The community celebrated their jubilee since its founding by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ in 1968.“On the fiftieth year, that of the Jubilee, the Scripture says that ‘each of you is to return to your family property and to your own...
Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ
Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has announced the beginning of the process towards possible beatification of Father Pedro Arrupe SJ, who is going to be considered from now on a "Servant of God".The news arrived on the day of Fr Arrupe’s date of birth, 14th September. His encouragement to the rediscovery of the Spiritual Exercises and of the method of personal discernment is just one of his many contributions to the Society and to Ignatian Spirituality.It is...