Jean Vanier wins the Templeton Prize

As I said before, I’m traveling this week and so the posting will be light. But here’s something quick and interesting. Someone I had never heard of until a couple days ago just won the $1.7  million Templeton Prize. From Rod Dreher’s write-up:

Today it was announced that Jean Vanier has won the 2015 Templeton Prize, the $1.7 million annual award given to a person who has done extraordinary work to advance, explore, or affirm the spiritual dimension of life.

It’s hard to think of anyone on the planet who deserves this prize more than Jean Vanier, a Catholic philosopher and founder of the L’Arche communities for the mentally disabled.

Here’s an interview with Vanier:

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