The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity

In her true light . . .

A look at the unpublished writings of Mary Baker Eddy

In September 2002, The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity will open its doors. For the rest of this year, the Sentinel will bring readers excerpts from the Library's previously unpublished collection of materials. And although what we'll be publishing offers only small glimpses into the life of the Sentinel's founder, and the whole of her writings, we hope readers will be inspired to learn more and to visit the Library.

The following is from a letter written in the summer of 1897 by Mary Baker Eddy to Judge Septimus J. Hanna and William P. McKenzie. At this time, both men were working in the management of The Christian Science Publishing Society; Hanna was also Editor of The Christian Science Journal. Desperate to escape stress and workloads, the two had made a retreat to the island of Nantucket. Hearing of this, Mrs. Eddy asked them to return to Boston, but also had this advice:

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