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Jean Vanier, founder of a modern Ark

The Globe and Mail

The ideals of humanity, to say nothing of humanity itself, have been made better by Jean Vanier. The 86-year old Canadian, son of the 19th Governor-General, disenchanted naval officer, restless philosopher and unbounded explorer of the soul, was awarded the $2.1-million Templeton Prize last week for his exceptional contribution “to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.”