The Christian Science Monitor

A New York newspaper on Sunday published a statement by Mrs. Della M. Gilbert, alleging among other things that Mrs. Eddy was "no longer in the flesh." Numerous other newspapers throughout the United States also had articles based on the New York publication, and in answer Alfred Farlow, publication committee for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, has issued the following statement:—

Mrs. Della M. Gilbert's statement is but a reiteration of the oft-repeated and oft-refuted claim that Mary Baker Eddy is no longer the head of the Christian Science church. In fact Mrs. Eddy has never relinquished the active supervision of the Christian Science movement. She is in good health and mentally alert. Only two weeks ago she directed a change in one of the by-laws of The Mother Church, regulating the government of branch churches. Last week Mrs. Eddy published important directions concerning the methods of teaching Christian Science. She has been driving regularly this spring and despite the inclemency of the weather on Saturday took her usual ride. She also was out driving today.

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.