Congratulating the Graduates — Messages Keep Pouring In

Graduation_On Stage 2013We had a full house on May 31st when the Christian Science Nursing Arts graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. And many more than the 200 plus attendees celebrated the occasion.  Below is an impressive and thoughtful collection of messages from across the US — in the form of emails,comments on our website, posts on Facebook, and even a sweet handwritten note — all showing so much appreciation for the devotion of these Christian Science nurses to this healing ministry.


Dear Graduates of the Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program,

It is with love and gratitude that we send our heartfelt congratulations to you all. We know the field of Christian Scientists are blessed as you go forward with commitment and dedication in supporting healing through the demonstration of Christian Science.

We’re sending a special congratulatory hug to Paula Brensinger since we’re not able to attend the graduation ceremony on May 31st.

Warmest wishes to all,

C. K. and D. K.

Very dear Graduates,

We are sending you our hearty congratulations and deep gratitude at this joyful time.   Many thanks for your commitment to Christian Science,  for your kind and skilled care for your fellow Christian Scientists, and for your loving expression of Divine Love.   You are surely greatly blessed as you bless others.    Please know we are sending our love to you.

J. G. and C. G.

Congratulations to the new nurses who play such a vital role for all of us.

Love and blessings,
J. J.

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My congratulations to the graduates!

T. G.

Dear Friends,
Thank you for inviting me.  We have just  congratulated the lovely seniors here at Principia.  I know you will enjoy doing so there.
With love to all,
N. B.

Dear Graduates,

Congratulation for completing your study of the Christian Science Nursing Arts at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. With joy, we support you in your Christian Science nursing ministry. You have a wonderful journey ahead.

Loving regards,

M. L.

Dear Friends, this is to let you know that I am looking forward to attending the graduation on Sunday, May 31.  Hooray for so many dedicated loving nurses, so committed to seeing and doing good!

With thanks,

A. C.

Hello All,

I do wish I could attend your graduation ceremonies, but I cannot. So I am sending my best wishes and
most sincere congratulations to the 18 graduates who are moving forward in their spiritual journey!

I’ll be thinking about you on Sunday, May 31! Enjoy every minute of the ceremony in your honor! You deserve it!

With love and gratitude for you,

M. H.
Lincoln, NE

Congratulations to all the graduates being honored this year! it is an inspiring achievement and we are grateful for your dedication and commitment to Christian Science nursing. — JT

Daughter of patience, compassion and care,
Martha and Mary, united in Love,
Yours a persuasion of unceasing prayer —
Yours a profession ordained from above.

Hearts who would vanquish mortality’s claim
Find in your gentleness heavenly rest.
Trusting the wisdom you use in His name,
Fearless we turn to the Christ, and are blest.

CSJ January 1968

Poem shared by Dave Horn

Thank you, each of you, for being unselfish and loving your fellowman (and woman!) enough to become a Christian Science nurse!

Because of your professional training, you know how to help in the most needed, effective way. You are not a “buddy”. You are a witness to the Truth. We appreciate your support, as you work with us and a Christian Science Practitioner.


 B. B.

Congratulations. It’s a great profession, I saw most everything healed–some had been medically diagnosed. I’m happy I chose this work. Be smart and don’t move a lot. Moving around makes it harder financially. I did most of my work in facilities — loved it. However Visiting Nursing was the most rewarding as people were so grateful to be able to stay in their homes. Do join and be active in church work. Let your light shine there. Hopefully you can quickly become chairman of a Committee that makes it easier to fit into your work schedules. All the best to you.

B. C.

Congratulations to all! Thank you for your loving commitment to the great cause of Christian Science. Godspeed!

R. T.

How wonderful! You have reached the high goal of being a Christian Science nurse. Well done! I know how much your work will be appreciated as you express needed love, compassion, spiritual support, as well as “the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room.” You must never let anything or anyone make you forget that you are bringing blessings to those in need.

Mrs. Eddy once defined keeping your watch as defeating the mesmerist, breaking the belief that mesmerism has power, and breaking the supposed laws that the mesmerist can produce suffering asleep or awake. (See “We Knew Mary Baker Eddy”, expanded edition pages 447-450) You will be required to keep your watch. I know that with the training you have received, you are able to do this. To paraphrase Paul in his letter to the Galatians, You have run well. What can hinder you that you cannot obey the Truth? NOTHING!

Have a glorious time in your new career.


Congratulations to all the graduates. This is an inspiring and inspired achievement! You are needed! Thank you for your commitment to Christian Science. — S. H.

Congratulations! You will find that the practical skills you have learned and the spiritual progress you have made will carry you on through every experience. Thank you for your service.

Wonderful to know that you will all be serving this healing Cause! Congratulations to each of you. The power and grace of Love is with you and will guide your every thought and action in your unselfed service.. You are cherished. Thank you for your willingness to let your light shine.
Big Hugs,
G. L.

“So shalt thou be with power endued
Like him who went about
The Syrian hillsides doing good
And casting demons out.
The Great Physician liveth yet
Thy friend and guide to be;
The Healer by Gennesaret
Shall walk the rounds with thee.”
Christian Science Hymnal # 96 by: John Greenleaf Whittier

Poem shared by Joy Ohler

We are so grateful to each one of you for being in this ministry! Congratulations and much love!

N. L.

Best wishes to you all and special love to Heather Gregory and hope to see you soon.


To you all, many thanks and loving wishes to you for your unselfish work in this field. You are much loved and respected. To Paula Brensinger, a great decision at much personal sacrifice. You are to be congratulated so very much. Thank you all again.

L. A.

Many years ago I was working in the dining room at the BA, and made friends with a handful of Christian Science Nurses in training. Some of them came across the Atlantic from Britain by sea, the only way to cross in those days. Now to learn there are 18 fully trained Christian Science Nurses graduating this Sunday fills me with joy and much gratitude. Congratulations to each of you dear ones. God will continue to guide and inspire you.


Blessings to All Nursing Graduates,

You are about to step through a new door of service to God, and I want to join the many who are rejoicing with gratitude for you today.

Although I am unable to be with you in person at the graduation ceremony, you know that we practitioners are ever present with you in spirit and love.


 Congratulations graduates!
May you be blessed in the love that you’re giving to the whole world!
Lovingly, G. M.

 Dear Graduates,
You have a bright and exciting future.  Much success!

Congratulations to my amazing sister Phyllis W. Well  on your graduation today. Your family loves you so much, and are all so very proud of your strength and love. You never cease to amaze us with your ability to endure.

Be proud today and know that you are completing, not only this program, you are carrying out a plan, God’s plan for you.
I am so very proud to call you sister.
God Bless you and all of your graduating class today.
Your family is with you in spirit. As you walk up today to accept your diploma, feel Candace holding your hand. 

Yay!! Congratulations to all!!  Wish I could be there.

Congratulations, graduates!

Sending love and congratulations to all the graduates!!

2 Responses to Congratulating the Graduates — Messages Keep Pouring In

  1. Mary Watson says:

    Congratulations! My grandmother Mary Agnes Hendricks graduated as a Christian Science nurse over 75 years ago and spent many many happy and rewarding years in her healing profession. I know she would be pleased to join in saying Well Done! Good luck and God bless!

  2. Leslie Coughtry,CS says:

    Dearest Graduates, thank you for hearing and heeding the call. The blessings I am sure have already begun as you stepped into the classroom and out onto the nursing floor. As all the nurses who have preceeded you can attest to, you are so supported, loved, and blessed as you go forward. You have been well-trained and your light is shining among men, and we all shall see your good works. God bless you all. Much love, Leslie

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