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Fr Urban Hudlin OP will speak to ‘Finding Your Purpose through the Guidance of God’, at a virtual evening of introspection, inspiration and learning on Sunday, December 12 from 3–5.30 p.m.

Fr Hudlin will explore: The mission for which we are called; How we can identify our purpose, and The value of our life.

The event is being held to raise funds to support and provide financial assistance for the educational advancement of financially challenged, talented and ambitious young persons from rural Trinidad in particular, and also Tobago.

‘Finding your Purpose…through the Guidance of God’ is being organised by the Wesley Hudlin Bright Stars Scholarship Program, which has been set up to create an avenue for the success of financially disadvantaged young people in pursuit of their career and ambition.

The long-term goal is to establish this scholarship programme to serve the largest possible number of deserving young people in the national community on a sustainable basis, as a contribution to the wider development of Trinidad and Tobago.

This foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation (NGO), was founded by Fr Hudlin, who recognised during his work as a parish priest in rural Trinidad that many young people in his parish were ambitious and interested in learning, but did not have the financial means, nor access to funding for their educational or career advancements.

For more than ten years (on his own), he quietly raised funds, and used monies collected from his church community to assist in providing funding for college and university fees.

Among the more than 20 young people who have been beneficiaries of Fr Hudlin’s generosity are a successful business woman who was a high school drop-out and teenaged mother of two at 15 years; a Protective Services Officer who was abandoned as a child; a medical doctor whose family could not afford to send him to school; an IT professional; and a Chemical Engineer.

Fr Hudlin is a certified practitioner in Group Relations, Consultancy and Change from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (London UK). He is also an associate member of the Irish Group Analytic Society (IGAS) and has certifications in Group and Individual Psychotherapy from the St Vincent’s hospital, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Apart from his doctoral work in Theology at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, he has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counselling, from Boston College (USA).

Contribution for the event is $300. For more information to support this worthy cause on ‘Finding your Purpose through the Guidance of God’, please contact: 240-3608,

email: or Gemma Williams 333-4081.

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