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Catholic Nuns in Boston to Establish School Seeking Jewish Pupils

September 27, 1961
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The National Catholic Welfare Conference today made known that a community of nuns dedicated to winning the friendship of Jewish school children will be established within a year in Boston.

Cardinal Cushing announced the goal of the new order in the Catholic publication, “The Pilot,” stating the Sisters of our Lady of Zion–founded in Paris in the last century–will include nuns wearing secular garb. The cardinal said the nuns would “welcome Jewish children in all their schools” and “help Catholics to understand and love them.”

“The social service sisters undertake a variety of social work, wherever possible directly for the Jews. Their aim is not so much to convert the Jews as to overcome whatever mistrust they (the. Jews) may have toward Catholics,” Cardinal Cushing said.

“The contemplatives live in strict enclosure and pass a great part of their time before the blessed sacrament, adoring God in the name of the Jewish people and making continual intercession for them. They dedicate themselves to promoting understanding between Catholics and Jews, combatting anti-Semitism wherever they find it, “the announcement stated.

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