A different type of leader
The first module of the Arrupe Leadership Programme took place in the Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf on 24 -25 September. Thirteen participants from all walks of life meet to explore, over the next six months, a different type of leadership formation, based on the insights and tradition of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. Course organisers Paddy Carberry SJ and Mike Drennan SJ say this tradition “is about service and is rooted in respect for each individual as called by God. Its aim is to form leaders anchored in solid values, courageous in making decisions and imbued with a sense of justice.” The course is named after a much-loved Jesuit leader and former Father General, Pedro Arrupe. The chapel in the Spirituality Centre in Manresa was re-dedicated to Fr Arrupe some years ago. The plaque pictured here is on the wall outside.