Discussion looks at near-death experiences and the meaning of suffering St. Thomas Newsroom February 18, 2010 What do near-death experiences reveal about the meaning of suffering? Hear a presentation by Father David Smith and join in a discussion about the connection between near-death experiences, evil, suffering and God on Monday, Feb. 22, in Davanni’s Banquet Room. The event will begin with social time at 7:30 p.m., with free food, and the presentation at 8 p.m. followed by the discussion at 8:30 p.m. This is the first segment of the Life & Love & Why Discussion Series, hosted by residence hall chaplains Katie Schaitberger and Dominic Bruno. Davanni’s is located on the corner of Grand and Cleveland avenues. For more information, e-mail Schaitberger.