Give him, Lord, eternal rest,
and let your light shine on him.
Brother Pierre Lenhardt, nds
* 5 Nov 1927 † 1 Jul 2019


The Religious of Our Lady of Sion and his family inform you of the passing of Brother Pierre LENHARDT, nds which took place in Paris on July 1, 2019, in his 91st year of life nd in the 56th year of his religious profession in Sion.


His funeral will be celebrated Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 49 rue Notre Dame des Champs – Paris followed by burial at Issy Les Moulineaux cemetery.


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Pierre LENHARDT, born on November 5, 1927 in Strasbourg, joined the Congregation of the Religious of Notre-Dame de Sion in 1963.


After studying philosophy, theology and ancient languages at the Institut Catholique de Paris, he studied for seven years at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he obtained a degree in Talmud teaching in 1976.


He taught in Jerusalem at the Christian Center for Jewish Studies (Saint Peter of Sion Ratisbonne). He has also taught at the Catholic Institutes of Paris and Lyon, the Institut für Kirche und Judentum in Berlin and the École Biblique in Jerusalem as well as in various seminars, religious communities, universities and parishes in several countries around the world including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, France, Congo, Israel, etc.


Author of many articles and books, brother Pierre Lenhardt was one of the best experts of his time on the links between Judaism and Christianity. His latest book, translated into several languages, “The Unity of the Trinity: Listening to the Tradition of Israel” was published in 2011 in Paris, by Editions Paroles et Silence. 


In 2004, brother Pierre received the Amitié Judéo Chrétienne de France award for his work as a whole.