An Arrupe Anniversary

Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Pedro Arrupe, SJ, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965-83.  He was a charismatic man who led the Jesuits through a difficult time of transition.  After he suffered a debilitating stroke he wrote this wonderful prayer:

More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

You can read about Arrupe here.  This video is the first in a series produced by Georgetown University.  The first couple of minutes show his very poignant farewell in 1983. (Click here to watch it on YouTube.)

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Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

4 Comments on An Arrupe Anniversary

  1. Pedro Arrupe SJ – what an impressive personality!!! – Thanks for the article and the video.

    Gabriele Weber, Germany

  2. Thank you so much. This prayer has played a significant role in my faith journey. I couldn’t stop watching the video until the end of all 5 segments. What an incredible person of God!

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