Teaching the Science of Christian healing

1st StudentHiram Crafts, first student3rd StudentSarah Bagley, early student4th StudentSally Wentworth, early student


Bagley HouseParlor, Bagley house, Amesbury, Mass., 
where Mrs. Glover taught her earliest students

If healing were only the personal talent of one lone lady in Lynn, Christian Science could not have grown beyond her. But she saw the healings as evidence of universal laws of God that could be taught to others.

Shortly after her recovery she began to teach the Science of Christian healing. The beginning was small — a single pupil, Hiram Crafts, in early 1867. Then, a second and a third in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

In September 1868 she rented a room with the Wentworth family at Stoughton, Massachusetts. Sally Wentworth, her fourth student, became a successful practitioner of healing through prayer.

Returning to Lynn in the summer of 1870, Mary Glover found her classes growing. Each class of a handful of students received a three-week course of twelve lessons, which prepared them to heal themselves and others. In the years ahead she would charter a college for her classes.

But first, the Science needed a textbook.

Textbook: Science and Health. 1875.