Peace of mind—even under attack

Recently, The Sentinel's  Marilyn Jones talked with Marie-Claude Dayon, who lived in occupied France during World War II. When the Nazis invaded her country in 1940, 11-year-old Marie-Claude turned to her faith and relied on what she'd learned in Sunday School to overcome long-term fears and despair, which often arise during a protracted war.

After war, Marie-Claude finished her schooling at a high school in Paris. She later earned a master's degree in American literature and lived in the United States for several years, working as a French translator and bilingual private secretary. Later, she became a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer. The spiritual insights she gained during the war years seem especially relevant today.

Marie-Claude, you were just a young girl when France was occupied in the Second World War. What kept you going during those difficult war years?

Attacked by a shark protected by love
November 26, 2001

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