Mini-Retreat with Pedro Arrupe: Day One

Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, was born on November 14, 1907, and based Jesuit Refugee Service on November 14, 1980. Today November 14 is acknowledged as JRS Day. In honor of JRS Day and its founder, be a part of us this week for an internet mini-retreat. The most important content material is excerpted from the mini-retreat present in Pedro Arrupe: A Heart Larger Than the World by Brian Grogan, SJ.

Monday Theme

I’m infinitely beloved!


I hearken to Jesus whisper to me: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love” (John 15:9).

Pedro’s Reflections

When we hear these private histories, we understand that one thing is left unsaid in all of them as a result of it can’t be spoken: it’s a private secret that even the individual themselves can’t absolutely understand. This is probably the most really attention-grabbing half, as a result of it’s most intimate, profound and private. It is the shut correlation between God who’s love and who loves every individual differently, and the one that within the depth of their being offers a novel response, for there will likely be no different response prefer it in all of historical past. It is the key of the marvellous trinitarian love that irrupts, when it so needs, into the life of every individual in a method that’s surprising, inexpressible, irresistible, however on the similar time marvellous and decisive.

My Prayer

As two buddies chatting with each other, I ask the Lord to point out me how uniquely he loves me.


Say very slowly the Our Father, as within the Spiritual Exercises.

Contemplative During the Day

As alternative arises and in Examen time, muse over the reflection, Fall in Love.

In honor of JRS Day, pray the JRS Examen.

Reflect with this video, that includes a quote from Pedro Arrupe: A Heart Larger Than the World.

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