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A Prayer to Sense the Mind of Christ

A prayer written by Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ.

Allocution sur les frères jésuites aux Frères de Rome à l’occasion de la fête de Saint Alphonse Rodriguez

In this exchange with Jesuit Brothers living in the Roman houses on the Feast of St Alphonsus Rodriguez (Rome, 30 October 1978), Father...

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Avvenire: If you are considering becoming a Jesuit

Short extract from an article, published in the Italian newspaper, Avvenire, in which Father Arrupe replies to the question:...

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Extractos de su homilía a los 70 años de edad y 50 de Compañía

Extract from a homily given by Fr Arrupe on 15 January 1977 when he celebrated his 50 years in the Society.

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Extrait de l’Allocution aux Supérieurs majeurs d’Afrique,

In this allocution to the Major Superiors of Africa, delivered in Douala (Cameroon) on 25 March 1972, Father Arrupe stresses that...

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La misión apostólica, clave del carisma ignaciano

Talk given on 7 September 1974 in Loyola (Spain) at an international meeting of Jesuits: “Exercises and Constitutions for a healthy...

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Lettre à la Compagnie, après l’acceptation de sa démission

This message of Father Arrupe to the Society, dated 3 September 1983, was made public soon after his resignation as Superior General was...

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Lettre aux jésuites en date du 14 mai 1978, sur l’inculturation

General Congregation XXXII (1974-1975) had asked Father Arrupe to encourage inculturation of the faith and of Christian life. In this...

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L’expérience de Dieu dans la vie religieuse

Plunged into deep cultural changes, religious life ought to live to the full the contemplative potential which underlies it. This...

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L’inspiration trinitaire du charisme ignatien

Talk given on 8 February 1980, in Rome, in the context of the Ignatian Month: Ignatius of Loyola’s lived experiences enabled him to enter...

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Mi catedral

This text is taken from notes made by Father Arrupe during the year 1981. It is a meditation on the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Nada es más práctico

These words come from a talk Fr Arrupe gave in the United States. The exact date and place are not known.

Quelques points pour la rénovation spirituelle

These points for reflection on spiritual renewal, officially published on 24 June 1971, came out of Fr Arrupe’s meetings with Jesuit major...

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Sed buenos

Invitation to goodness and holiness offered by Father Arrupe at a retreat for priests in Cagliari (Italy), on 11 March 1976.

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Sur la disponibilité apostolique

On 19 October 1977 Fr Arrupe wrote from Rome to all Major Superiors encouraging them to promote apostolic availability at the heart of the...

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Sur le Père Teilhard de Chardin, à l’occasion du 100° anniversaire de sa naissance

In this letter (Rome, 30 May 1981) to the French Provincial on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,...

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Swan song

This text is the transcription of a recording made in Bangkok (Thailand) on 6 August 1981 when Father Arrupe met the Jesuits involved in...

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Une intégration authentique de la vie spirituelle et de l’apostolat

In this letter to the Society, sent from Rome on 1 November 1976, Father Arrupe tries to see how to securely strengthen spiritual life and...

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