Pedro Arrupe, a Basque Jesuit, was superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 until 1983. Arrupe was instrumental in promoting a new mission for the Jesuits in terms of "faith that does justice." The readings here, beginning with his shattering eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima, reveal a profound faith, a deep compassion, and an almost mystical devotion to Jesus.
Kevin Burke, SJ, a Jesuit priest, teaches at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Ground Beneath the Cross and co-author (with J. Matthew Ashley and Rodolpho Cardenal) of A Grammer of Justice: The Legacy of Ignacio Ellacuria.