I’ve read much about Pedro Arrupe, the legendary superior general of the Jesuits from 1965-83. Much of his greatness seems to have resided in his charisma. People loved him and wanted to follow him–much like I imagine Ignatius to have been. A new video produced to mark the 20th anniversary of Arrupe’s death this month captures this quality of the man very well. It’s a remembrance by Vincent O’Keefe, SJ, who worked closely with him, along with some fine archival footage. (If you can’t see the video, click here.)
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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.