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A Prayer to Sense the Mind of Christ

A prayer written by Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ.

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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Homélie en l’Eglise cathédrale de La Storta

This homily by Father Arrupe was read in the cathedral of La Storta on 4 September 1983. It sounds like a “Good-bye” and an invitation to...

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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 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.

Notre responsabilité en présence de l’incroyance

In this letter to Jesuits (Rome, 25 November 1979), Father Arrupe reminds the Society of Jesus of its responsibility to meet the challenge...

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Oración: Entrega incondicional

In this prayer, written before leaving for Japan and then reformulated after his arrival in Japan, Father Arrupe expresses the...

Oración: Ponme con tu Hijo

Prayer said at a meeting of provincials in Mexico (15-17 November 1972)

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Oración: Quiero vivir en tu casa

Conclusion of a commentary on the litanies of the Heart of Jesus, suggested by Father Arrupe when he was Master of Novices in Japan, in...

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Prayer "Come, Spirit the Creator"

At the end of the 66th Congregation of Procurators (Rome, 5 October 1978) Father Arrupe addressed the meeting and ended his talk with a...

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Prayer to the Trinity

On 8 February 1980 in Rome Father Arrupe ended the Ignatian Month with a talk on “the trinitarian inspiration of the Ignatian charism”....

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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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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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Teach me your ways

Excerpt from Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits, edited by Michael Harter, SJ.