‘Second founder’ of the Society of Jesus practiced Ignatian discernment

The person sometimes considered the “second founder” of the Society of Jesus, Father Pedro Arrupe, emerged from relative obscurity in 1965 when he was elected superior general of the society.

According to Father James Martin’s account in “My Life with the Saints,” Arrupe (pronounced ah-RUE-pay) was the perfect choice for the times: “a person with international vision and experience, a priest who had lived and worked in both the East and the West, and a Jesuit who understood that the Church’s center of gravity was moving inexorably away from Europe and to Asia and Africa.”

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