Fall in Love This Valentine’s Day

“Falling in Love” is a poem attributed to Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, that many readers find to be deeply profound all throughout the year, not only on Valentine’s Day.

Fr. Arrupe – like St. Ignatius – hailed from the Basque region of Spain and, in 1965, was elected the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. As leader of the world’s Jesuits, he exuded a deep commitment to social justice; his vision dramatically shaped the ministry of the Society during a pivotal point in the history of the Catholic Church.

“Falling in Love” reminds readers of the power of devotion – devotion to the people that enrich our lives, to the passions we each possess and, ultimately, devotion to God. Fr. Arrupe found great freedom in living his life for the Greater Glory of God, and even decades after his death his words empower others to trust in the great mysteries of faith.


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