Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings

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Pedro Arrupe, a Basque Jesuit, was superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983. He was instrumental in promoting a new mission for the Jesuits in terms of "faith that does justice." The readings here, beginning with his shatering eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima, reveal profound faith, deep compassion, and an almost mystical devotion to Jesus.
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Overview

Pedro Arrupe, a Basque Jesuit, was superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983. He was instrumental in promoting a new mission for the Jesuits in terms of "faith that does justice." The readings here, beginning with his shatering eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima, reveal profound faith, deep compassion, and an almost mystical devotion to Jesus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570755460
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 684,629
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Introduction : a mysticism of open eyes 15
1 His own life 39
Surviving the atomic bomb 39
Recognizing the "hand of the Lord" at Eucharist 51
Miracle at Lourdes 52
Mass on Mount Fujiyama 54
Eucharist and solitary confinement 55
In the midst of the poor 58
Eucharist and hunger 59
The mass in "my cathedral" 61
Fifty years as a Jesuit 63
Abraham, Paul, Xavier 66
The society, the church, Christ 69
True biography 73
Prayer for new eyes 75
2 The life of Christian discipleship 76
Companions of Jesus 76
Who is Jesus Christ? 77
Friends of Jesus 79
The energy of love 79
Following the crucified Christ 80
Centered on Christ 81
Evangelical poverty 82
Poverty is a gospel mystery 83
Conscientization and solidarity 86
Poverty and the lay Christian 88
Dimensions of Christian discipleship 90
In service of Christ's mission 91
Discernment 95
The society of Jesus and the church 98
The sacred heart of Jesus 101
The Word 102
The complete Christ 103
The humanity of Christ 105
The divine-human harmonics of love 107
Prayer to Christ our model 108
3 Ignatius Loyola 113
The mystical experiences of Ignatius Loyola 113
Ignatius's conversion 115
Manresa 118
The Cardoner River 120
La Storta 123
Ignatius in Rome 126
The spiritual exercises of Ignatius 131
The exercises and the society of Jesus 133
Addressing the world of today 135
Following the pattern of scripture 136
The Ignatian mysticism of love 139
The power of love 140
Love in St. Paul and St. John 140
The apocalyptic finality of love 144
An invocation to the Trinity 148
4 The world 151
World of sin and grace 151
The social dimension of sin 152
The Eucharist and action for justice 154
The Society of Jesus and racial discrimination 155
The social commitment of the Society of Jesus 158
On the killing of five Jesuits (1976 77) 160
The worldwide refugee crisis 163
The Society of Jesus and the refugee problem 163
Address to Jesuits working with refugees in Thailand 165
Men and women for others 171
Facing the world twenty-five years after Hiroshima 187
Veni, Creator Spiritus 197
Epilogue : from silence, final words 200
Final address as general of the Society of Jesus 201
Final Homily, La Storta, Italy 203
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