“Do not neglect to offer hospitality; … some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Heb 13, 2
A new saint has walked among us. Mother Teresa of Calcutta visited Notre Dame School in Cobham, speaking with two of our Sisters in the garden of the Convent. She stayed here during her visit to England in the 1970s at the request of the Blaikie family who had helped her in India before returning to England. Their two daughters attended our school since the family lived in Cobham.
Sister Faith says: “She came in and spoke to the Junior School about her work in Calcutta. She had to sit on the edge of the stage as there was flooding, and she said she really didn’t mind as she was used to things like flooding!”
The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the Prize aims to identify “entrepreneurs of the spirit”—outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine. Mother Teresa won the inaugural Prize in 1973.