Mini-Retreat with Pedro Arrupe: Day Three

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

Friday Theme

The poor are the chums of God.


“I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35).

Pedro’s Reflections

I felt God so near me, and I noticed him so near those that undergo, those that weep, and people whose lives are shattered. An ardent want burned inside me to mimic him in the identical closeness to the world’s human particles, to these despised by a society that doesn’t even suspect that there are souls pulsating beneath such nice sorrow.

Nowadays the world doesn’t want phrases, however lives which can’t be defined besides by way of religion and love for Christ’s poor.

My Prayer

As two mates chatting with each other, I ask Jesus to deliver me near the world’s “human debris” in order that I’ll carry the poor in my coronary heart and serve them as he needs.


Say very slowly the Our Father.

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 model of Arrupe’s prayer, “To See with New Eyes.”

Reflect with this video historical past of Jesuit Refugee Service.

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