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Pedro Arrupe: A Heart Larger than the World


Brian Grogan SJ


‘…a multidimensional portrayal of one of the greatest Church figures of our times…the author’s clear, measured exposition of the guiding principles of Arrupe’s life make this an accessible, provocative read.’   Intercom

‘More than a memoir, this is a meditation on the life and death of Pedro Arrupe…this book belongs with the best in recent spiritual biography’    The Furrow

‘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

Pedro 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. The cause for his beatification was introduced in 2019. 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.


178x 128mm