Swami Vivekananda

Indian Hindu monk credited with making Hinduism a major world religion during the late 19th century.

Joan of Arc

French heroine & Catholic saint who led the French army in a momentous victory at Orléans in 1429.

Martin Niemoller

German theologian & pastor best known for his widely quoted anti-Nazi poem “First they came …”.

Charles Wagner

French reformed pastor & writer born in 1852. Influential in shaping the reformed theology of his time.

Pope Sixtus V

Italian head of the Catholic Church born in 1521. Significant figure of the Counter-Reformation.

Bô Yin Râ

German spiritual teacher, poet, & painter born in 1876.

Pope John XXIII

Italian head of the Catholic Church & sovereign of the Vatican State born in 1881. Known as the “Good Pope”.


Indian godman & mystic born in 1931. Founder of the Rajneesh movement & known as the “sex guru”.

Benjamin Creme

Scottish artist, author, esotericist, & editor of Share International magazine.

Pope Leo X

Italian pope & ruler of the Papal states from 1513 to his death in 1521.