Pedro Arrupe: A Heart Larger than the World
‘This book will enrich whoever picks it up, open the eyes of your heart, giving a true flavour of this remarkable man.’ Catholic South West magazine
This book tells the life of Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1907-1991, whose cause for beatification was introduced in 2019.
Arrupe played a central role in the Church of the twentieth century. Working in Japan, he endured thirty-three days of solitary confinement on charges of espionage, and was a first responder at Hiroshima when the atom bomb fell there in 1945. He was elected in 1965 as superior general of the Jesuits and led them fearlessly as the Church grappled with the decrees of the Vatican Council, 1962-1965.
His renewal of Jesuit life and mission crystallised around the faith that does justice, and in 1980 he founded the Jesuit Refugee Service which has now spread globally.