The most noble thoughts of the last century were thought by Nobel Prize recipients from around the world. Orphans International Worldwide would pay special attention to the words of these leaders through curriculum, library holdings, and inspirational memorials. These leaders include former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Albert Schweitzer, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Yitzhak Rabin, Pearl S. Buck, Menachem Begin, Heinrich Böll, Willy Brandt, Albert Camus, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, T.S. Eliot, Gabriel García Márquez, Dag Hammarskjöld, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Hesse, Yasunari Kawabata, Rudyard Kipling, Le Duc Tho, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Eugene O’Neil, Anwar Sadat, Jean-Paul Sartre, Eisaku Sato, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Steinbeck, Rabindranath Tagore, and Elie Wiesel. Orphans International’s goal is to provide quality shelter and education to possible future Nobel Prize recipients.
Without saints, secular or divine, sanctity can too easily be viewed as mere abstraction. However, the sincerity of Anne Frank, the courage of Mahatma Gandhi, and the blood of Oscar Romero make sainthood a reality for us all.