Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation

  Christian Science Nursing Arts April 2019 Graduation  Join us in honoring Christian Science nurses as they graduate and continue forward in their spiritual journey in this holy work. Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm Chapel   If you are not able to attend in person, you can still send congratulations! Leave a […]

 

Christian Science Nursing Arts

April 2019 Graduation

 Join us in honoring Christian Science nurses as they graduate and
continue forward in their spiritual journey in this holy work.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Chapel

 

If you are not able to attend in person, you can still send congratulations!
Leave a comment in the “Leave a Reply” field below to share your note of celebration & congratulations.
 
Looking for more about the training & its graduates?
Find out what our graduates are saying about their training.
Learn more about Christian Science Nursing Arts training at the BA.

Video: Are you being called to this healing ministry?

 
What is like to be a participant in the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program? Watch this short video and tour the school’s various classrooms and mentoring activities.  You, or someone you know, may want to consider Ch…

 
What is like to be a participant in the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Arts Training Program? Watch this short video and tour the school’s various classrooms and mentoring activities.  You, or someone you know, may want to consider Christian Science nursing as a career.  

 

 

A strong foundation of healing

“Imagine yourself traveling on a ship across the ocean 400 years ago. The voyage has been long and treacherous, the waves have endlessly tossed you about, and the storm is daunting. And then you see it – a single tree on a hill.” That’s how Alison Alioto, the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Administrator, begins her […]

“Imagine yourself traveling on a ship across the ocean 400 years ago. The voyage has been long and treacherous, the waves have endlessly tossed you about, and the storm is daunting. And then you see it – a single tree on a hill.” That’s how Alison Alioto, the BA’s Christian Science Nursing Administrator, begins her inspiring account of the BA’s origins. Listen to her describe the significance of Mrs. Eddy’s request for a sanatorium – a refuge for healing — and how the provision for the BA unfolded from there.
 


 
Click here to read the article “A Progressive Step” by Adam H. Dickey from the December 16, 1916 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

2018: A year to remember

What a year it has been!  All the way from the Christian Science Nursing Arts graduation last winter to volunteers last summer to inspiring activities for The Residences at 910 this fall – enjoy our 90-second BA Yearbook Video for 2018. We love to remember all the good this refuge provides for so many.   […]

What a year it has been!  All the way from the Christian Science Nursing Arts graduation last winter to volunteers last summer to inspiring activities for The Residences at 910 this fall – enjoy our 90-second BA Yearbook Video for 2018. We love to remember all the good this refuge provides for so many.

 

 

 

Peaceful and joyous blessings to you from the Benevolent Association

 
Watch our inspirational holiday video, with words from Mary Baker Eddy’s beloved poem, “Mother’s Evening Prayer.”
 
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Watch our inspirational holiday video, with words from Mary Baker Eddy’s beloved poem, “Mother’s Evening Prayer.”

 

 

 

The Christmas Story In Song & Verse

On Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 PM, The BA Players — a talented group of residents and staff — will be presenting a one-of-a-kind performance of inspirational readings and music. All are invited to this free special event for the holiday season, taking place in the Benevolent Association Chapel. Questions — call 617-734-5600 or email. […]

On Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 PM, The BA Players — a talented group of residents and staff — will be presenting a one-of-a-kind performance of inspirational readings and music. All are invited to this free special event for the holiday season, taking place in the Benevolent Association Chapel.

Questions — call 617-734-5600 or email. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

Thanks and gratitude for International Christian Science Nursing Days

  This is the perfect time of year share the thanks we’ve received for the inspiring weekend in September:   “A note of gratitude to you and the whole BA staff for the International Christian Science Nursing Day activities. The morning session was full of clear, substantial ideas about the strength and necessity of Christian […]

 
This is the perfect time of year share the thanks we’ve received for the inspiring weekend in September:
 
“A note of gratitude to you and the whole BA staff for the International Christian Science Nursing Day activities. The morning session was full of clear, substantial ideas about the strength and necessity of Christian Science nursing After the lovely lunch, the afternoon session provided a wonderful window in to the teaching and practice of Christian Science nursing. And to end with smoothies and hymns – what a blessing!”
 

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“A very BIG thank you to all who made today’s Christian Science Nursing Workshop — such a wonderfully informative, interesting and joyful occasion – I certainly learned a lot!”
 

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“What a wonderful feast of ideas you gave us! Thank you so much for the program in celebration of Christian Science Nursing. It so clearly expressed the nurse qualities and By-law (Christian Science Nurse) our Leader gave us to bless the world. I am sure seeds were planted that will bear much fruit in days and years to come.”
 

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“I came away with a renewed appreciation for how Christian Science Nursing Arts requires individuals to start from the scientific, spiritual basis before taking any action. I think the white board exercise, simplified for the occasion, worked so well to reinforce the art of Christian Science nursing — indispensable qualities of thought that bring out care ideas appropriate for individual situations. I’m glad we were reminded that the Manual By-law requires taking proper care of the sick, rather than sickness. If I recall correctly, that was brought out in answering one of many thoughtful questions. In the afternoon I was interested to see the demonstration of assisting someone out of bed. Thank you for the variety of topics during the day, always presented from an inspired and practical standpoint.”

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“Terrific Saturday! I am so grateful to have been allowed to attend. With deep appreciation!”
 

Next year marks a 100-year milestone since the BA first opened its doors in 1919

Next year marks a 100-year milestone since the BA first opened its doors in 1919. In recognition of the loving and devoted work of Christian Science practitioners and Christian Science nurses over the years, we have been sharing a few of the many healing testimonies shared by those who have been blessed by this refuge. […]

Next year marks a 100-year milestone since the BA first opened its doors in 1919. In recognition of the loving and devoted work of Christian Science practitioners and Christian Science nurses over the years, we have been sharing a few of the many healing testimonies shared by those who have been blessed by this refuge. Below is a link to a testimony published in the Christian Science Sentinel in January 1955, 16 years after the BA first opened its doors:

“Some time ago the entire left side of my body became paralyzed. I asked my wife: “What is this? Why should this happen to me?” Her answer was: “Don’t waste time asking the why of error. Just declare the truth and work to know more of God and of your relationship to Him.” I realized then that I must turn to the source of all good, which is God.”

Read this article on JSH-Online

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In the more than twenty years that I have been studying Christian Science, I have had many healings. Now I want to acknowledge my thanks to Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, for giving to the world “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” This textbook of Christian Science is so simple that it can be understood readily and its teachings applied to heal any situation, physical, financial, moral, or mental.

Some time ago the entire left side of my body became paralyzed. I asked my wife: “What is this? Why should this happen to me?” Her answer was: “Don’t waste time asking the why of error. Just declare the truth and work to know more of God and of your relationship to Him.” I realized then that I must turn to the source of all good, which is God.

While we stayed at the Sanatorium of the Christian Science Benevolent Association in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, there were many days when I studied the Bible and Mrs. Eddy’s writings constantly, taking time out only for sleep and nourishment. The nurses at the Sanatorium were splendid. They not only cared for my physical needs, but often sat at my bedside and read to me with such understanding that the citations seemed to have been written just for me. When I left the Sanatorium I was able to resume my work and soon was entirely free.

To say that I am grateful to Mrs. Eddy for giving us a religion that puts us as close to God as thought itself, is to express my gratitude in its mildest form. I am also grateful to my dear wife for standing by me so steadfastly, to the Benevolent Association and the entire staff of associates for its ministrations of love, and to my teacher, who gave unstintingly of her time and understanding to bring about this healing. Most of all, I am grateful to God, the Giver of all good, who through Mrs. Eddy gave us Christian Science, the religion that heals, regenerates, and blesses all who accept it.—Benjamin F. Halpern, Forest Hills, New York.

Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association event on September 29, 2018

Join Mark Palkoner, a Christian Science nurse from the BA, on the beautiful lawn in front of the stately Original Building, and hear what he has to say about events planned for Saturday, September 29.

Join Mark Palkoner, a Christian Science nurse from the BA, on the beautiful lawn in front of the stately Original Building, and hear what he has to say about events planned for Saturday, September 29.

An Evening of Music & Inspiration with Ian Ethan Case — Thursday, August 30th at 7pm

  Come enjoy a concert and talk by double-neck guitarist and composer Ian Ethan Case, who will share his uplifting instrumental compositions as well as some of the spiritual lessons these compositions have taught him so far. To learn more about Ian, and to preview some of his music, go to www.IanEthan.com.   The concert […]

 
Come enjoy a concert and talk by double-neck guitarist and composer Ian Ethan Case, who will share his uplifting instrumental compositions as well as some of the spiritual lessons these compositions have taught him so far. To learn more about Ian, and to preview some of his music, go to www.IanEthan.com.
 
The concert will be free of charge, and will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 7:00pm in the BA Chapel. For questions about the concert, please email inquiry@chbenevolent.org, or call 617-734-5600.

 

About Ian Ethan Case

 
Acoustic double-neck guitarist and Candyrat recording artist Ian Ethan Case is quickly becoming recognized as “one of the most creative and engaging fingerstyle guitarists in the world” (International Center for Creativity.)
 
After a decade of composing and performing around the country largely under the radar, in 2015 a viral facebook video of his song “Butter II” introduced his music to over 6 million listeners around the world in the course of a month. In addition to a record deal and endorsements with companies such as Ovation guitars and Boss pedals, 2016 and 2017 provided extensive touring opportunities throughout Europe and the United States, including two performances with a full symphony orchestra. Fingerstyle legend Don Ross invited Case to open for him in Ross’ then-hometown of Toronto, later describing his performance as “some of the most massively inventive musicianship I’ve ever heard/seen.” Other listeners have described his music as a cross between Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.
 
His newest album, Earth Suite, features a dozen musicians from all over the globe, including four-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and internationally acclaimed percussionist Jamey Haddad. While the studio album features a large group and dense orchestration, Case brings much of that expansive sound to his 2018 concert performances thanks to live looping and sound specialist Stephanie Case who records, layers, and manipulates Ian’s playing on the spot for a dynamic, truly symphonic effect that defies the typical “solo musician with a loop pedal” stereotype. As one first-time listener in California exclaimed, “Ian’s music is phenomenal – watching him play is not ‘listening to music’; it’s a full mind experience. Transporting.”

 
Earth Suite Album Official Trailer
 

 
“Moonstone”
(from “Earth Suite” album) solo version live @ Little Big Beat Studios – Liechtenstein