From: Rev. Fr. Andrew McKenzie - St. Mary's <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:25:39 PM
Subject: Greetings & blessings from Glasgow
DATE: 22 June, 2009
FROM: Rev. Fr. Andrew McKenzie
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Greetings & blessings from Glasgow!
I write to you by email,due to the return of my earlier letter to you by post.
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of late Sir John Marks Templeton, I wish to notify you by this mail that late Sir Templeton, made you a beneficiary to his (will). Sir John Marks Templeton, left the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (US$750,000.00) to you as Bequest.
The Late Sir John Marks Templeton, an investor and mutual fund pioneer who dedicated much of his fortune to promoting religion and reconciling it with Science, Sir Templeton died Tuesday July 8, 2008 from pneumonia at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. He was 95.
The late Sir John Marks Templeton until his death was a great Philanthropist and humanitarian, Sir Templeton
created the $1.4 million Templeton Prize - billed as the world's richest annual prize - to honor advancement in knowledge of spiritual matters. Winners have included Mother Teresa, Billy Graham and Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Sir Templeton wanted the monetary value to surpass that of the Nobel Prize to show that advances in spiritual fields were just as important, Sir Templeton was influenced by the Unity School of Christianity, which takes a non-literal view of heaven and hell, and he often started his mutual fund's annual meetings with a prayer. The philanthropist also was a dedicated Christian and a board member of the Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1987, he established the John Templeton Foundation to fund projects that could reconcile religion and science. The Pennsylvania-based nonprofit has an estimated endowment of $1.5 billion and awards some $70 million in annual grants.
He believed that prayer was the key to success.
It was, he argued, not a plea for success but a way of calming the mind. "If you begin with prayer, you will think more clearly and make fewer mistakes."In an attempt to reconcile apparent conflicts between his capitalist and Christian beliefs, late Sir John Templeton argued that business had similarities with religious aims, which he claimed "enriches the poor more than any other system humanity has had".Steadfastly Christian, he drew on other religious traditions. "I grew up as a Presbyterian. Presbyterians thought the Methodists were wrong. Catholics thought all Protestants were wrong. The Jews thought the Christians were wrong. So what I am financing is humility. I want people to realize you shouldn't think you know it all."
According to him this is to support your humanitarian/religious activities. Please If I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable the lawyer executing the (will) to conclude his
job. You should forward along your telephone and fax numbers, including your current mailing address.
I hope to hear from you in no distant time
Wishing you the divine blessings of the Risen Lord and the constant protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Carmel,
Yours in His Service,
Rev. Fr. Andrew McKenzie
89 Abercromby Street,
Glasgow G40 2SA
Tel/Fax: ++448712 639972
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