My advice to any young person who wishes to become a Jesuit is this:
“Don’t join us if you don’t love the Church as your own mother. Don’t join us if you imagine that thereby you will be doing a favour to the Society of Jesus. Come and join us if, for you, serving Christ is at the core of your life. Join us if you possess broad shoulders, a free spirit, an open and prudent mind, and a heart bigger than the world. Join us if you have a sense of humour and you know how to share a joke…..and if, on certain occasions, you are also able to laugh at yourself”.
Pedro Arrupe SJ
The set of 5 videos below, produced by the Georgetown University, tells the story of the life of Pedro Arrupe SJ, Jesuit Superior General 1965-1983 - a man who embodied what it means to be a Jesuit today.
It is a video in 5 Parts - you may choose to advance to the next Part at the end of each section by selecting 'Pedro Arrupe 2 of 5 | Pedro Arrupe 3 of 5 | Pedro Arrupe 4 of 5 | Pedro Arrupe 5 of 5 )