Item of Interest

The Christian Science Benevolent Association in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is the outcome of the expressed desire of our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, that "The Mother Church shall establish and maintain a Christian Science resort for the so-called sick." She had previously stated that "Our cause demands a wider circle of means for the ends of philanthropy and charity, and better qualifications for practical purposes," one of which was evidently that of training nurses for helpful service in accordance with the teachings of Christian Science.

With the funds generously provided by the Field the Sanatorium at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was opened to guests in October, 1919, and under like conditions that of the Christian Science Benevolent Association on Pacific Coast in San Francisco, California, in May, 1930.

The Lectures
January 20, 1940

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