Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 11, 2017 

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s a 
wonderful opportunity to be grateful for all of 
the amazing contributions women have made 
to our world. This year is the 150th anniversary 
of Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery of Christian 
Science. Because of its profound effect on 
the lives of many people and her efforts as its 
founder, Eddy was then one of the most famous 
women in the United States. The founder of the 
Red Cross, Clara Barton, said in an interview 
published in the New York American in 1908 
that she looked upon Mary Baker Eddy as “the 
one person, regardless of sex, living today, 
who has done the greatest good for her fellow-
creatures and that Christian Science itself is 
the most remarkable as well as potent factor in 
religious life.” 

 In 1866 Eddy fell on the ice in Lynn, 
Massachusetts and was thought to be dying 
by both her physician and pastor. In bed, she 
asked for her Bible and read one of Jesus’ 
healings. While pondering this healing, she 
deeply felt God’s love and healing power. She 
then quickly recovered, getting up out of bed 
and surprising those who had expected her to 
die. From that point on she was healthier than 
she had ever been. Instead of being satisfied 
with her new-found health, she realized that 
there must be a law behind this healing. Jesus 
healed consistently. So she spent the next three 
years studying the Bible to understand the 
Science behind Christian healing. In doing so 
she also healed many through what she called 
scientific prayer, which is an affirmative prayer 
instead of a prayer of petition. She viewed Jesus 
as the most scientific man that ever lived, a 
Christian Scientist, because he had dominion 
over all the challenges that he faced. He healed 
the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, 
and stilled storms, all through spiritual – not 
material – means. 

 One doctor, unable to heal his patient, 
observed Eddy heal his patient through prayer. 
He urged her to write a book on this healing 
method, so she spent many years writing and 
editing Science and Health with Key to the 
Scriptures, which is the full explanation of 
Christian Science. Many have have been healed 
by reading this book and understanding the 
prayerful healing method that has been set 

 If you would like to learn more about 
this remarkable woman and the healing 
perspective of Christian Science, come to a 
free lecture given by Evan Mehlenbacher a 
practitioner and teacher of Christian Science 
at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 942 E. 
Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA on Sunday, April 
3rd at 2:30 pm. (626 797-8403) Free parking 
and childcare is provided. Information on 
Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy may 
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The United States Postal Service and the Sierra Madre Chamber 
of Commerce announce a special postal cancellation to 
celebrate The Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.

This special postmark will be available at the Sierra Madre 
Wistaria Festival, Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Wistaria Festival 
Postal Station located at Kersting Court in Sierra Madre at 
Sierra Madre Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue. 

This special temporary postal station will be open 11 A.M. to 
3 P.M. 

Bring post cards or letters. You can send mail and post from 
this special event post office and surprise your friends when 
they receive mail with this extraordinary postmark.

The announcement of this postal cancellation has been 
printed in the U. S. Postal Bulletin which is distributed worldwide. 
To accommodate collectors from out of the area the Sierra 
Madre Post Office will cancel postcards and letters upon 
request with the Wistaria cancellation for 30 days after the 

To postmark a letter after the event go to Sierra Madre Post 
office and request The Wistaria Postmark on your mail.