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AMMA Brings Hugs of Peace to Chicago Area

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (AMMA)

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi—known as AMMA, which means “mother” in her native language—will hold five free events where all can experience her comforting embrace: at 11 a.m. on July 3, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on July 4, and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 5. The events will be offered at the M.A. Center, in Elburn, a western suburb of Chicago. A spiritual leader, humanitarian and philanthropist who has hugged more than 30 million people worldwide, AMMA is renowned for her extraordinary acts of love and self-sacrifice.

AMMA’s efforts include raising millions of dollars for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and Asian tsunami victims in 2005. Other projects have included an orphanage in Haiti; state-of-the-art hospitals in India that are free to the poor; universities, schools, free homes for the poor and needy; medical camps; orphanages; and schools.

To meet AMMA, guests need a token that is issued on a first-come, first-served basis one hour before the start of each program. Tokens are limited, so arrive early. Location: 41W501 Keslinger Rd., Elburn. View a schedule at For more information, call 630-387-5077.

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