Women of History
Untold stories of women with many different connections to Christian Science.
This woman served the cause of Christian Science for decades and published thousands of articles and editorials.
Violet Oakley (1874-1961) is now widely known for her talents as an illustrator, stained glass designer, manuscript illuminator, portrait painter, author, and speaker.
The early Christian Science movement included men and women from all walks of life—including British aristocrats. Although Lady Victoria Murray could have lived a life of privilege and leisure, she chose instead to make considerable sacrifices for the church that Mary Baker Eddy had recently established. And she became a central force for the growth of Christian Science in northern England.
Portrait of Clara Barton, circa 1904. Photo by J.E. Purdy. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-75827. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and...
Read about a woman who helped break new ground in turn-of-the-century Christian healing.
Read about her regard for Christian Science and its discoverer.
Read about a woman who wrote many beloved articles on Christian Science.
Read about a pioneer in the training of guide dogs.
Read about a pioneer in the field of women’s education.
Learn about the first African American teacher of Christian Science.
Meet a journalist who admired Mary Baker Eddy and became her friend.