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The Cause of Christian Science in its early days was attracting workers from around the world. They were moved by a vital spirit and the conviction that this Cause was greater than all others, and they gave it their all. This series explores some of what lay behind the commitment these individuals made.

They answered the call: Edward and Caroline Bates

From the December 1990 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Anticipating her own death after years of illness and suffering, Caroline Bates wanted to give her husband, Edward, a memento of her love. She went to a nearby city to have a portrait made of herself.