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[Original testimony in French]

In 1917, after many sorrows, disappointments,...

From the January 1950 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In 1917, after many sorrows, disappointments, and illnesses, I was brought into Christian Science and attended my first Sunday service. During the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation as given in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, I was instantaneously healed of a sense of loneliness and forlornness when I heard the words (p. 16), "Our Father-Mother God. all-harmonious." I felt at once the joy of finding my true family. Four days afterward I visited a practitioner. There, while reading in Science and Health (p. 587), "GOOD. God; Spirit," I realized God's infinitude. I knew that I had finally found Principle and that it would illumine my way. I had never opened a Bible or known religious instruction at school. When I returned from the practitioner's office, I, came across a Bible. My gratitude to our beloved Leader was boundless, for through her I discovered the treasures of our Master's teachings.

The Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly helped me to progress along the road from sense to Soul. During these years I have had many demonstrations, working alone with God and my books.

In 1926 I had just arrived at a country house lighted only by lamps and was carrying a large kettle of boiling water. Not seeing a stairway, I fell, tipping the boiling water all over my left side and scalding my breast. I did not waste an instant with the error, but began declaring "the scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468). At that moment the telephone rang, and the person calling asked me to come to his office early the next day on important business. For an instant I was tempted to tell him that I had just had an accident. However, I thought of the statement on page 424 of Science and Health under the marginal heading, "Accidents unknown to God," and replied that I would be in his office at the appointed time.