The University of Scranton to Present Annual Arrupe Award on April 25

04/22/13

The University of Scranton will present its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministries to Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J., at an assembly in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall on Thursday, April 25. The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m.

Father Carroll is recognized for his efforts to inaugurate the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a Catholic collaborative effort between the U.S. and Mexico that focuses on humanitarian assistance, education, research and social-pastoral outreach in the area of migration. Since January 2009, he has served as executive director of the KBI.

Before starting the KBI, while serving as associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, Father Carroll became the pastoral ministries assistant for the California Province of the Society of Jesus, helping to coordinate pastoral initiatives among 12 Jesuit parishes in California, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii. As part of this ministry, he assisted with the exploratory phase of a new migrant ministry in southern Arizona and northern Mexico.

Father Carroll earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., in 1988 and entered the California Province of the Society of Jesus. After being ordained a priest in 2000, he served for four years as associate pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Oakland, Calif.

            The Arrupe Award is named in honor of the late Very Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983. The University instituted the award in 1995 to further its namesake’s vision by recognizing men and women for outstanding contributions in a wide variety of Ignatian-inspired ministries.

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