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Mary Baker Eddy
July 16, 1821 - December 3, 1910
Mount Auburn - Cambridge, MA


Mary Baker Eddy is the founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (also known as Christian Science, not to be confused with Scientology).  Her main belief was that all illness was mental in nature and could be cured through belief and study of God.



Mrs. Eddy's monument is certainly the most lavish we have seen to date.  It is huge and heavily carved with both Scripture and her own words.


"The term science properly understood refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe. Inclusive of Man - science is an emanation of divine mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance: the comforter which leadeth into all truth.
Mary Baker Eddy"


"These things have I spoken unto you being yet present with you. But the comforter which is the Holy Ghost whom the Father will send in my name. He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your rememberance whatsoever I have said unto you.
Christ Jesus"


"The monument whose finger points upward commemorates the earthly life of a martyr: but this is not all of the philathropist, hero, and Christian. The truth he has taught and spoken lives and moves in our midst a divine afflatus.
Mary Baker Eddy"


Mount Auburn's free maps will direct you to any famous grave you might wish to see, including Charles Bulfinch, Thomas Bulfinch Buckminster Fuller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Winslow Homer, Bernard Malamud and Oliver Wendell Holmes , in addition to some other historical figures you might find interesting (but that we missed!).


Factoid: Mary Baker Eddy was married 3 times.


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