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Arrupe, Pedro, SJ, audio recordings

Identifier: GTM-070821

Content Description

The recordings were "discovered" by Nicholas Scheetz, Manuscripts Librarian (2007) and duplicated for use by Georgetown University Office of the President for a project regarding Father Arrupe. See curatorial file.


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Biographical / Historical

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991) was the 28th superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983 who served as head of the order during the sweeping changes to the Roman Catholic Church ushered in by Vatican II from 1962 to 1965. Born in Spain in 1907, Arrupe at first studied medicine. In 1927, he joined the Jesuits. When the Spanish governemnt suppressed the Jesuits in 1932, Arrupe moved to Europe and then the United States. He was ordained at St. Mary's Seminary in Kansas in 1936.

In 1938, Father Arrupe began work as a missionary in Japan, and he made his final vows as a Jesuit in 1943. He was part of a team that visited Hiroshima in 1945 in wake of the atomic bomb that had devastated the city. From 1954 to 1958, Fr. Arrupe served as Jesuit vice provincial. From 1958 to 1965, he was the first Jesuit provincial for Japan. Fr. Arrupe led the entire Jesuit order as superior general from 1965 to 1983. He resigned from his post due to health reasons.

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. died on Febraury 5, 1991 in Rome Italy at the age of 83 years old.

[Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online].


1.5 Linear Feet (18 reel-to-reel audio tapes. Includes CD-R duplicates (by GUL 10/2007).)

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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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