Maria Theodor Ratisbonne
Catholic priest, preacher, and writer.
Director of the Arch-confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Brother of Maria Alphonse Ratisbonne.
Born in 1802 in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine; died in 1884 in Paris, France.
Converted from Judaism, he embraced Catholicism in 1826, and was ordained in 1830.
He obtained permission from Pope Gregory XVI to work as a missionary around Jerusalem.
Established the Order of Our Lady of Sion for the Christian education of Jewish boys and girls.
He wrote a biography of Saint Bernard, a , and .
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