Book Description “With this sensitive, beautiful and inspirational collection of Father Arrupe’s writings, Kevin Burke introduces the man known as the ‘second founder’ of the Jesuits to a wider audience, enabling readers to meet—perhaps for the first time—one of the great Christians of our age.”—James Martin, S.J., author In Good Company
Pedro Arrupe, a Basque Jesuit, was superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983. Arrupe was instrumental in promoting a new mission for the Jesuits in terms of “faith that does justice.” The readings here, beginning with his shattering eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima, reveal profound faith, deep compassion, and an almost mystical
devotion to Jesus.
Kevin Burke, a Jesuit priest, teaches at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Ground Beneath the Cross.