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In her true light ...

A look at the unpublished writings of Mary Baker Eddy

On September 29, 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 selections from the Library's collection of materials.

In April 1887, the National Christian Scientist Association, an organization of students of Christian Science, met in Boston. Mary Baker Eddy, President of the Association, addressed the group in a speech whose text has just recently been identified in the Library's collections. The meeting was held in Boston's Meionaon Hall, which was located in Tremont Temple, a hall that had poignant associations for Mrs. Eddy. She began her speech by recalling how two years earlier, in 1885, she had been granted only ten minutes "in which to reply to a scathing letter read at that time in public." The conclusion of the address is published here.

"My students, your labors and their fruits are worthy of all praise. The world is reaching out its hand to you, for Christian Science. Take it cautiously, and firmly; cause the world to test its Principle, and be healed and saved thereby."

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For the good of the whole
August 26, 2002

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