• Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ: Servant of God

    The Society of Jesus has officially begun the process toward the beatification cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe, 28th Jesuit Superior General from 1965 to 1983. From now on, he is considered a “Servant of God”. The cause has been set in motion in the Vicariate of Rome, where Fr Arrupe died. After prayer and careful consideration, the Society has requested to initiate the ecclesial discernment on Fr Arrupe’s heroic virtues. Once the nihil obstat, a declaration of no objection, of the Holy See and the consent of the bishops closest to Rome in the Italian Episcopal Conference have been received and there are no objections among the People of God, the session formally opening the cause will take place on February 5 next year, the 28th anniversary of Fr Arrupe’s death, at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ made the official announcement yesterday, November 14, the 111th birth anniversary of Fr Arrupe and during a liturgy in Rome marking the 38th anniversary of Jesuit Refugee Service. Fr Arrupe founded JRS in 1980 to meet the humanitarian and educational needs of the refugees of the Vietnam war. Fr Sosa first mentioned the possible beatification of Fr Arrupe in July during the International Association of Jesuit Universities meeting in Bilbao, Spain. “During the last few months, as I have informed people about this intention during my travels to many places, I have been able to see for myself how alive the memory and legacy of Fr……

  • Process for canonisation cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe underway

    The Society of Jesus has taken the first steps towards the beatification cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, who was Superior General from 1965 to 1983. Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ announced this at the International Association of Jesuit Universities meeting in Bilbao, Spain when he addressed the 300 Jesuit and lay participants. “We are still at the beginning of the process, but the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, Angelo de Donatis, has given the approval that the Diocese of Rome open the process of beatification”. Fr Sosa described Fr Arrupe as “a man of truth rooted in Christ and dedicated to the mission, whose greatest miracle is that we are here today”. He asked for prayers for Fr Arrupe’s cause and the collaboration of anyone with useful information about religious devotion to the former Superior General. This massive task of compiling a list of 120 witnesses, especially those who personally knew Fr Arrupe, should “be finished in about a year,” Fr Pascual Cebollada SJ, General Postulator of the Society of Jesus, told Catholic News Service on July 13. Fr Cebollada, who is responsible for overseeing the sainthood causes of Jesuits, will also collect all of Fr Arrupe’s writings. Once he has the list of potential witnesses and all the writings, the formal opening of Fr Arrupe’s sainthood cause will be opened by the Diocese of Rome, which is the diocese where Fr Arrupe died. “I can tell you that these witnesses will be from various places: from Spain where he……

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