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You can attend this lecture as an audio recording. It was held in Geneva, Switzerland on October 20, 2016.

Health is a spiritual reality

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Health is a spiritual reality


Heloísa Gelber Rivas CSB from Boston, MA, USA

Raised in a multilingual Brazilian family, Heloísa speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, and Italian. Her facility with languages has been invaluable in preparing her for many opportunities.

After earning a degree in sociology and politics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, Heloísa began to work as a translator for the Christian Science Publishing Society and became responsible for materials translated into Portuguese, her native tongue. After getting married, she accompanied her husband, a Christian Science lecturer and teacher, on trips throughout the world. When he passed on, she continued working for The Mother Church and became a lecturer and a teacher herself.

Heloísa has been in the Christian Science practice since 1988. From 2000 to 2002 she was Associate Editor for the Christian Science Publishing Society and managing editor of The Herald of Christian Science, an international magazine published in 13 languages, and she also participated as guest speaker or co-hostess—in four languages—on the radio edition of the same magazine.

Heloísa has been, a member of the Board of Lectureship since 1999, a teacher of Christian Science since 2000, and in 2005 served a term as president of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston.

A speaker who has toured the world sharing ideas about prayer and healing, Heloísa has always been impelled by a deep desire to help mankind. Her warmth and enthusiasm shine through in her presentations as she helps audiences explore how prayer can improve life conditions—in any language.

About the lecture: Health is a spiritual reality

Our society today offers many forms of health maintenance and therapies. The gym, the spa, exercise classes, diets, etc. occupy a great deal of thought and time. Of course, exercise is a wonderful way of having fun and enjoying free moments. But cultivating our spiritual understanding of God and His infinite creation can be of more significant help in our lives.

Let us learn more about what Jesus Christ knew and taught. We can find this wisdom in the Bible. The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, a Bible scholar and fervent Christian, helps us give a step beyond merely believing in Bible stories. We can see their value, their real teaching, and apply them in our daily lives in the modern world today.

The Christianity Jesus taught is vibrant and applicable to all ages. The book Science and health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy, helps to understand what Jesus gave to the world. Spiritual searching is in advance of the times, it helps us to find that health can be maintained through the right understanding of God and can be spiritually maintained. Because health is a spiritual reality.

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