Women’s History Month:Celebrates Mary Baker Eddy, by Valerie Minard

In this article, Valerie Minard, a colleague and a writer, who focuses on the connection between consciousness, spirituality and health, explores the life and accomplishments of a remarkable woman.  Women’s History month honors the achievements of many outstanding women and Mary Baker Eddy is one of the women honored.  Mary Baker Eddy had a great impact on the world- in the time that she lived and continues to have a great impact on the world today.  Read this amazing article about the accomplishments and life of this spiritual women who established:  a worldwide religion, founded an international newspaper and was a respected author!

Women's History Month Mary Baker EddyWomen’s History month commemorates the achievements of remarkable women who have made a difference in American history.  Most of us may be familiar with such notables as Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, or Clara Barton.  But, if they were here today, they may have nominated one of their contemporaries, Mary Baker Eddy, for recognition as well.  Eddy is a fellow inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.  A household name during their time, one of the leading newspapers described Eddy as “the most famous, interesting and powerful woman in America, if not the world, today.”

Growing up on a small New Hampshire farm in the 1820’s, no one dreamed that Eddy would one day…

  • become a well-respected author
  • found a church that would spread across the globe during her lifetime
  • found her own college and teach 1000’s of students
  • publish and edit her own weekly and monthly magazines
  • at 87 years old found the international newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, which has since won 7 Pulitzer prizes.
  • She did all this during a time when women had little formal educational or employment opportunities; had no right to vote; rarely spoke in public; and were not received as credible religious leaders.

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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