Reflect today with this video of the popular poem “Fall in Love,” attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ. The poetic prayer is appropriate at any time of year, but in this month of Valentine’s Day we also recognize the formal opening of Arrupe’s cause for beatification and canonization, just days ago.
As Jim Manney writes in An Ignatian Book of Days, “In the Ignatian view, love is very concrete. Arrupe says that it is practical. Ignatius said that love ought to be expressed in deeds rather than in words. It consists of mutual sharing.”