An Oasis of Learning, Community and Hospitality

Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., 1917-2015 


It is with great sadness that the community here at Tantur learned this morning of the death last night of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.  The vision behind the founding of Tantur was that shared by Pope Paul, Patriarch Athenagoras, and Protestant church leaders present at the Second Vatican Council; but the energy was Fr. Ted’s.  Without his efforts to make the vision a reality, and his continued support over many years, this Ecumenical Institute wouldn’t be the thriving centre it is.  May God embrace our friend and brother in love that knows no end, and grant him rest from his many labours, for his good deeds go with him.  

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