Amidst a period of great social upheaval, Fr. Arrupe called for Jesuit institutions to remain rooted in a faith that promotes social justice, and to educate men and women for others. To recognize this important figure in Jesuit history USF is installing a statue of Pedro Arrupe near the UM office. We invite you to join in the following events to welcome the addition of this significant piece of art to the USF campus.
Wednesday, March 20 Jesuit Refugee Service: Accompanying Refugees in the Middle East During Times of Crisis
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, McLaren Conference Center 250
Pedro Arrupe founded Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 1980 in response to the worldwide refugee crisis. Today, JRS works in more than 50 countries to provide health, social and educational services to displaced persons. Join JRS staff for a discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis on the Jordan border.
Sponsored by the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies & Social Thought
Thursday, March 21 Pedro Arrupe Statue Blessing & Documentary Film Showing of “Pedro Arrupe: His Life & Legacy”
11:45-12:00pm Statue Blessing and Dedication (next to the Interfaith Meditation Room in Lower Phelan Hall)
12:00-1:00pm Documentary film showing of “Pedro Arrupe: His Life & Legacy”
University Ministry Office, Romero Room, Lower Phelan Hall
Light lunch provided.
Sunday, March 24 Student Reflections on Arrupe Immersion Program & Talk by Fr. Mark Ravizza, SJ
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Fromm Hall, Maier Room
University Ministry welcomes the return of students from Spring Break 2013 Arrupe Immersions to Appalachia, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Peru. Open to anyone who wishes to join in a discussion on immersion experiences.
"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will effect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything"
Attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ