Arrupe Doc Available Online

It's amazing what you find on the Internet.  Searching for some information about Pedro Arrupe, I stumbled upon this superb five-part documentary on the life and legacy of the former superior general of the Society of Jesus, which was produced in 2008 by Georgetown University.  It was just made available--a few days ago--on The Jesuit Channel, sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.  The quality of the documentary, which includes rare footage of Arrupe and interviews with his closest advisers, speaks for itself.  Featured above is part two. The rest of the doc is available here.

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Beth Cioffoletti
8 years 7 months ago
Amen and Alleluia!  What a fascinating person and what a gift to the whole Church.  I didn't know that the Spanish Jesuits wanted to break off to form a "discalced" group.  His ability to bridge that fraction gives me much hope.
 
I remember seeing a photograph somewhere of Pope JP2, dressed in all white, embracing Arrupo, who was sick and dying, and dressed in all black.

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