Recently it was brought to our attention that the Editors of the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Quarterly focused their summer 1992 issue on the topic of women and spirituality. We obtained a copy of the magazine and, after reading the profiles it contained, asked permission to share excerpts from the issue with our readers. We found it interesting to see this kind of attention being given to such a wide range of individual journeys of spiritual discovery. Included among the personal stories was the experience of one Christian Scientist. Her account follows two others which we've included that highlight the spiritual dimension brought to the work of a Christian artist and a Christian writer.
First, we thought the letter we received from the magazine's Associate Editor would provide some helpful context.
During the past few years, several Mount Holyoke alumnae had mentioned to the Quarterly editors—verbally or in writing—that they were interested in reading articles pertaining to spirituality. Some suggested that the Quarterly focus an entire issue on the subject. Also, the editors had noted the growing number of alumnae submitting news of religious involvement (enrolling in divinity school, living in monasteries, getting ordained, etc.) to the class notes section of the magazine.