Owning our Health: Mary Baker Eddy – A Woman Who Refused to be a Victim, by Anna Bowness-Park

March has been designated as Women’s History month and as such, Anna Bowness-Park, a writer, Christian Science Practitioner and colleague, explores the life of one of America’s most historic women-Mary Baker Eddy.  She shares an in depth accounting of the life and accomplishments of this 19th century woman.  A life that included overcoming much adversity and sickness. Anna explains how Mary Baker Eddy was led to discover Christian Science, author her seminal work-Science and Health, establish a worldwide religion and at the ripe age of 86 undertake the publishing of an international daily newspaper.  Join me and find out more about this inspirational woman of history.

Mary Baker Eddy,  Founder of Christian Science and author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of Christian Science and author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Mary Baker Eddy had every right to believe she was a victim of life’s circumstances. But she didn’t.

A frail child, Eddy’s formal education came to an end at the age of twelve, which was a fairly accepted practice for girls in the 19th century. But she wanted to learn, and persisted with her education at home, helped by her brother.

However, from childhood, one of the most valuable things she learned was from her mother – to lean always on God’s love.

As a young woman she married and was almost immediately widowed while expecting her first child. Unable to support herself, she had to move back in with her parents on their farm in New Hampshire.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org