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Arrupe Series


Saint Peter’s Prep, the state’s only Jesuit high school, sponsors an annual, week-long summit exploring a particular social justice issue through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.  This year, the Arrupe Series will focus on the topic of Refugees.  The summit will take place from March 12-16, 2018.

The Arrupe Series is named for Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the late superior general of the Jesuits.  Arrupe charged the religious order with its modern mission of forming "men and women for and with others."  The summit includes a community mass, a keynote address, a day of breakout presenters, curricular activities, field trips, and other opportunities to engage more deeply with the theme of mass incarceration.
“Our Catholic, Jesuit faith challenges us to reflect on matters of injustice in our world and the response required from us as Catholics,” said John Dougherty, Prep’s Director of Campus Ministry. “The goal of the Arrupe Series is to bring a specific issue of injustice to the forefront and encourage our community to engage it and to act.”
Now in its 21st year, the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Lecture Series has hosted, among others, noted peace activist Dan Berrigan, S.J.; death penalty activist Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ; Greg Boyle, S.J., of the successful anti-gang initiative Homeboy Industries; Sean Carroll, S.J. of the Kino Border Initiative; Mr. Jim Keady of Team Sweat; Dr. Michael Kimmel, sociologist and author of Guyland; Sr. Peggy O'Neill, S.C., director of Centro Arte para La Paz in El Salvador; and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Arrupe Week Resources


Past Speakers: A list of all Arrupe Week keynote speakers, some with audio included!

Advocacy Resources: See how we've followed up on previous Arrupe Weeks!


The Arrupe 2018 Planning Committee
Mr. John Dougherty, Director of Campus Ministry (Chair) Mr. Salvatore Veniero, Modern Languages
Ms. Cheryl Rice, Religion Department (Co-Chair) Fernando Cordova, '18
Mr. Ryan O'Connell, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Joseph Mastrodonato, '18
Mr. Russell Fiorella, Religion Ryan Ramos, '18
Dr. Michael Holt, Science Department Daniel Rowe, '18
Mr. Anthony Keating, History  
Ms. Boreta Singleton, Director of Faculty Formation