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Pamela Kirk Rappaport - d. 9/16/22

11/28/2022 5:22 PM | Anonymous

The CTSA remembers and prays for longstanding member Pamela Kirk Rappaport who died on Friday, September 16th.

Eternal rest grant unto Pamela, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Religious Studies at St. John's University, New York

Services were privately held.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Rev. Patrick S. L. Flanagan, C.M. at St. John's.


  • 11/30/2022 8:27 PM | Dr Richard Penaskovic
    Pamela was one of my best friends in the CTSA. We both received the Ph.D. degree at the University of Munich in Catholic theology.
    Pamela knew Rahner's writings very well and wrote some articles dealing with Rahner. I reviewed her book on Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz which was terrific. I will miss her greatly! May she rest in peace. Richard Penaskovic, Auburn University
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    • 11/30/2022 10:09 PM | Dr Peter C Phan
      I first came to know Pamela through her dissertation on the eschatology of Rahner, on which I was myself writing. Later I met her in person at CTSA and became good friends. I remember that at the airport in New Orleans on our way home from the CTSA convention she shared with me one of the cookies she carried as her snack. Later, I was able to treat her and her husband to lunch at Georgetown. She was a gentle, kind, and soft-spoken person and an exacting scholar. May she rest in peace. Pam, when I join you in heaven I will share with you my cookies!
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  • 11/30/2022 10:17 PM | John F Haught
    Pam was a wonderful colleague at Georgetown and later at St. John’s in Queens where I taught for a semester in 2008. I will never forget the generosity and hospitality that Pam and her husband Ed extended to me and my wife during that time. May she rest in peace.
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    • 12/14/2022 7:28 PM | Theresa A. Yugar
      My heart sank reading this. As a Sorjuanista scholar, Pam's scholarship was pivotal in this field. I am grateful for her research on Sor Juana. I am sure Sor Juana met her when God called her home. May she rest on peace.
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  • 12/24/2022 10:44 PM | Dr Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM
    I am so sorry to be coming to this so late. Pam was a wonderful resource on Sor Juana and also a deeply contemplative woman. I recall memorable conversations with her at CTSA and CTS.
    May she rise in glory!
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