Childhood, Intuition, Vocation: Remembering Sara Grant

Childhood, Intuition, Vocation: Remembering Sara Grant © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852908X271015 Childhood, Intuition, Vocation: Remembering Sara Grant Fanny Howe University of California, San Diego Abstract Th e following piece is a deeply personal, meditative account of the driving inspiration behind the life and vocation of Sara Grant, a Christian nun who lived in India for forty-five years and founded an ashram in Pune. Keywords Advaita , Child, Christ, inculturation, Sacred Heart, Sankara, Upanishads Y ears ago, and far from the world I know, a young girl by the name of Sara Grant was sent off in a very particular direction by her parents. She went to the Convent schools of the Sacred Heart at both Roehampton and Hove, England, to pursue a traditional Catholic childhood education in the early twentieth century. She must have been well adapted for such an environment from the beginning because she went on to become a Sister of the Sacred Heart, and remained faithful to her vows until the end of her life. From early in her childhood, however, she had quarreled with her teach- ers over their reification of Jesus and the way they gave attributes to the ultimate mystery, God. Even when she was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion and the Arts Brill

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1079-9265
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1568-5292
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10.1163/156852908X271015
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852908X271015 Childhood, Intuition, Vocation: Remembering Sara Grant Fanny Howe University of California, San Diego Abstract Th e following piece is a deeply personal, meditative account of the driving inspiration behind the life and vocation of Sara Grant, a Christian nun who lived in India for forty-five years and founded an ashram in Pune. Keywords Advaita , Child, Christ, inculturation, Sacred Heart, Sankara, Upanishads Y ears ago, and far from the world I know, a young girl by the name of Sara Grant was sent off in a very particular direction by her parents. She went to the Convent schools of the Sacred Heart at both Roehampton and Hove, England, to pursue a traditional Catholic childhood education in the early twentieth century. She must have been well adapted for such an environment from the beginning because she went on to become a Sister of the Sacred Heart, and remained faithful to her vows until the end of her life. From early in her childhood, however, she had quarreled with her teach- ers over their reification of Jesus and the way they gave attributes to the ultimate mystery, God. Even when she was

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Religion and the ArtsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: ADVAITA; SACRED HEART; SANKARA; CHRIST; INCULTURATION; UPANISHADS; CHILD

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