A Journey to Dialogue: The Sisters of Sion and Jewish-Christian Relations
The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies
Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lecture
Dr. Celia Deutsch, N.D.S. is a Research Scholar in the Religion Department at Barnard College and a member of the Sisters of Sion, a small international Roman Catholic religious congregation with a presence in five continents.
On October 31, 2019, Dr. Celia Deutsch presented, “A Journey to Dialogue: The Sisters of Sion and Jewish-Christian Relations,” as the 26th Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lecture.
Sr. Deutsch reflected on the Sisters of Sion's activities during World War II, particularly their participation in rescue efforts in the context of pre-War conversations occurring in Europe, mainly in France. Dr. Deutsch follows their path through the tragic years of the Shoah to the hard work leading to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and "Nostra aetate."
Deutsch, Celia N.D.S., Ph.D., "A Journey to Dialogue: The Sisters of Sion and Jewish-Christian Relations" (2019). Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lectures. 3.