|WHEN:||October 24, 2018, 7PM-10PM|
|WHAT:||On Wednesday, Oct 24th, we invite you to a special guest Awakin Circle, with Sister Lucy Kurien as our guest speaker! As always, we start with an hour of silence, follow it up with a conversation with Sister Lucy, and then conclude with a vegetarian dinner.
To join us, please RSVP below.
Lovingly nicknamed "Mother Teresa of Pune" (a city in India), Sister Lucy is a huge-hearted Christian nun whose work is filled with incredible, selfless love. In 1997, she started a sanctuary called Maher (which means 'mother's lap') for abused and destitute children, women, and men. Today, over 4,000 women and 2,000 children have been housed for healing and rehabilitation across their 38 homes in the region). She's the recipient of several awards and honors, including the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar "Women Power Award" (conferred by India's president), and 2016 Vanitha Women of the Year Award. When she met Pope Francis last year, she asked for his blessings, and he turned it back around and asked Sister Lucy to give him her blessings. :)
More About Sister Lucy: Born in Kerala (Southern India), Sister Lucy moved to Mumbai at the age of 12. There, she saw the slums of Dharavi. The poverty, the dirt, people defecating in the open and more, deeply impacted and moved her to act in some way. Her calling led her towards becoming a nun by the age of 19. In 1991, A traumatic incident resulting in the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child at the hands of her drunken husband inspired Sister Lucy to devote her life to supporting battered and destitute women. She later expanded her work to include caring for underprivileged children, who literally came knocking at her door for help. Maher, whose motto is "There is always room for one more," welcomes all people irrespective of their religion or social status and values each individual equally.
We're very grateful that Sister Lucy will be able to join our local Awakin Circle on Oct 24th, for an evening of meditation, stories and dialogue!
If you'd like to join, please RSVP below and you'll be emailed the details. Due to space constraints, we can only accommodate 85 people -- but we will also live-stream the event for those who are waitlisted. Thank you for the opportunity to host.