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Topic: Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude and Prayer

Special guest: Philo Lim, staff worker, Madonna House Apostolate.

"Poustinia" is a Russian word which means desert. It is an Eastern spirituality introduced to the West by Catherine Doherty in the early 1960s. Poustinia is basically a place/room/cabin set aside for one to go and encounter God in silence and solitude with prayer and fasting, our food being the scriptures, the Word of God. In other words, poustinia is a desert experience... and through that experience, we find the door to our own heart where the Holy Trinity dwells.

Born and raised in Singapore, Philo Lim's life changed after reading Catherine Doherty's book, Poustinia. It led her to become a member of the Madonna House lay community founded by Catherine in Ontario, and she has since served in their missions in Ghana, West Africa, Arizona and Toronto.

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Munchies provided, cash bar available - come and bring a friend!

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