An Evening with Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

April 9, 2019 | Joliet, Ill.

Throughout history, few men have left an indelible mark on humanity as profound as Saint Francis, the humble, poor man from Assisi. After a worldly life as a youth, he gave up wealth and social position to embrace a spiritual life of poverty and service. Join the University of St. Francis for a special evening on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Sexton Auditorium (Moser Performing Arts Center) as renowned spiritual master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda explores the great Saint’s compassion, courage, and commitment to his chosen life lived in imitation of Jesus Christ through his program, “Bringing Joy Where There Is Sadness.”

This free event is open to the USF community and the general public. Please register to attend at

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda is a world-renowned monk, teacher, and Kriya Yoga master who uses a simple, succinct, and candid style to communicate profound wisdom in a delightful manner. He established Hariharananda Balashram, a residential school for poor and orphaned children in India, and has sponsored several other projects that promote spiritual education, social and health services, and philanthropic works around the world. Prajnananada has written and translated numerous books on spiritual topics, including “A Transformation of the Heart: The Path of Saint Francis.”

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves over 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

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