[Original testimony in French]

I first heard of Christian Science...

I first heard of Christian Science when I was seventeen and my mother asked me to read to her from The Herald of Christian Science (French Edition). Although t was very ill with a painful intestinal trouble, I was not ready at that time to turn to Christian Science for healing. I continued my search for health in matter, and it was distressing. Operations, rest in a sanatorium, diets, drugs, homeopathy, electrical treatment—these were the remedies I tried.

Finally, when the doctor advised me to be brave because I would never get over my trouble, I read the Bible, hoping to find comfort, it was then that a friend spoke to me again of Christian Science. I asked for all the information she could give me, and upon learning that one could engage a practitioner, I asked one to come to me. I told her of my distressing physical condition and said that Christian Science was my last hope.

The practitioner lovingly told me some truths of God and of man created in His image and likeness, without sickness or any unfortunate experience, but divinely loved and sustained. On leaving she left me the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I read the chapter on Prayer; then, holding the book to my heart, I declared: "Here is God's answer to me. This is what f have been looking for. I have found Truth." Three days afterward my condition greatly improved, and a short time later I threw away all my medicine. About three years of persistent effort were required to complete the healing, but I was helped patiently and lovingly to my freedom, I have never had a recurrence of the illness since then.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
I am deeply grateful for a proof...
November 21, 1953

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.