Teilhard is the greatest 20th century exemplar of fides and ratio working together as the two wings of the human spirit to raise man in contemplation of the truth. True Christian, and true scientist. Mystic and poet. And a personal example of holiness and obedience to the Church. His work and his life has inspired and encouraged not only me, but also a large number of Catholic faithful as we continue our journey toward the summit - toward Christ himself.