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.)
Like Lynda, once I started watching the video I couldn’t stop until I saw all 5 parts. Thanks for posting this.
Pedro Arrupe SJ – what an impressive personality!!! – Thanks for the article and the video.
Gabriele Weber, Germany
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!
Thanks for this – beautiful.