From the Field

[From the Annual Report of Work at California State Prison, San Quetin, California]

Like the day of Pentecost, when all were gathered with one accord in one place, Thanksgiving Day services in the men's department at San Quentin Penitentiary were unmistakably touched by the Holy Spirit. Testimonies of Christian Science healing, written for the occasion by inmates of the institution, were read from the desk to a chapel crowded with attentive worshipers.

Christian Science services have been held in the women's department at San Quentin every Sunday morning. The regular attendance is about forty women. It is truly their service—they join so heartily in singing the hymns, in the responsive reading and the Lord's Prayer. The very close attention given to the reading of the Lesson-Sermon is most gratifying. The loving cooperation of the superintendent and of the seven matrons in the prison gives us a great sense of satisfaction. The Thanksgiving service was a joyous occasion. A number of the women testified to the great blessings received through the study of Christian Science, and a most loving spirit prevailed. The workers felt that it was a blessing to attend this service and to join with the others in testifying to the benefits received.

May 14, 1932

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