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Ecumenism ‘for the ever greater glory of God’

November 8, 2007 Ecumenism ’for the ever greater glory of God’ Fr Arrupe’s Dublin visit in August 1971 by Michael Hurley SJ The highlights of Fr Arrupe’s visit in 1971 were, for me at least, 1) the opening dinner in his honour, 2) his address to the International Congress of Jesuit Ecumenists, 3) the Mass at which he presided, and 4) last but far from least, the luncheon given in his honour by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Alan Buchanan.The menu for the opening dinner, a copy of which I find in my papers, reminds us that entertainment throughout was provided by two Jesuit

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Bringing justice to the world

October 31, 2007 Bringing justice to the world by Peter McVerry SJ Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ is considered by many Jesuits, myself included, to be the “second founder” of the Society of Jesus. Like our original founder, St. Ignatius, he too was from the Basque country in Spain. Trained as a medical doctor, he worked in Japan and was there when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. This experience had a profound effect on him. It revealed to him that the dignity and value of each human being was no longer universally valued in our world and instilled in him a great desire to bring justice to our world

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Great charm, deep spirituality

October 31, 2007 Great charm, deep spirituality Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991) by Todd Morrissey SJ Pedro Arrupe was born in 1907 in Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain. He studied medicine at the University of Madrid, but he entered the Jesuits in 1927 before completing his studies. After the Spanish republican government outlawed the Jesuits in 1931, he pursued his philosophical and theological studies in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 1936 he was ordained and sent to the United States for doctoral studies in medical ethics, but three years later he was unexpectedly sent as a missionary to Japan. Even then he was known as a man of great charm and deep

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