He has devoted most of his life to defend the rights of the poorest people.He did his initial studies at the English School, Hidalguense Institute at Pachuca, Hidalgo and followed at the Orient Militarized Institute, Puebla.
He did his initial studies at the English School, Hidalguense Institute at Pachuca, Hidalgo and followed at the Orient Militarized Institute, Puebla. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1964 and holds a degree in philosophy from the Instituto Libre de Filosofía y Ciencias, Mexico City. His priestly ordination took place in 1975. She was a Urban Pastoral with Grassroots Ecclesial Communities, Lomas de Polanco, Guadalajara, Jal. From 1975 to 1989. Subsequently, he was Assistant and Partner of the Provincial, Mexican Province of the Company of Jesus from 1989 to 1996 and Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Guatemalan Refugee Camps, Campeche in 1997.
In the Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas he has been: Community server in the Vicario de Pastoral Bachajón mission (2005/08). Professor at the Diocesan Seminar of the Immaculate Conception (2000/2015). Director of Pastoral de la Comunicación. Director of Radio Tepeyac. He lead the Pastoral Care in the Islas Marias Federal Prison. He has worked with the Institute of Human and Spiritual Development (IDHE) in Los Olivos, Guanajuato. Currently he serves in the Bachajón Mission in the State of Chiapas and he also leads Spiritual Exercises in the San Ignacio de Loyola tradition.
About his presentation
Fr. Arriaga will speak about the evangelizing process taking place within the native peoples of the Southeastern part of Mexico, specifically in Chiapas, where he directs the activities of the Jesuit mission there. He will lead us through the approach used in reaching out to people accustomed to living immersed in their natural context and how their respect for Mother Nature can be integrated into this work.