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In Memoriam: Sister Rose Thering (1920-2006)

Posted: May 8, 2006

The Anti-Defamation League mourns the passing of Sister Rose Thering, our dear friend and colleague in promoting Christian-Jewish relations. 

Sister Rose understood early in life that anti-Semitism was wrong and devoted herself to working against it. For her seminal role in convincing the Vatican Council II to repudiate the centuries-old charge of deicide against the Jewish people, and her years of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to students of all ages, ADL honored her with its Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award.

A true Woman of Valor, Sister Rose changed the course of history through her words and her deeds and set a standard for people of all faiths to emulate. Her legacy resides in all those she taught and touched.

More about Sister Rose Thering and Nostra Aetate:

Sister Rose: A Woman of Valor
Op-Ed by Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director

ADL Honors Sister Rose Thering for Efforts to Repair Church's Teachings on Jews

Nostre Aetate: Transforming the Jewish-Catholic Relationship

Presentation of the Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award to Sister Rose Thering
Remarks By Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director


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