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Leide Lessa, CSB

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  • Where: Rio de Janeiro, RJ
  • When: March


  • Where: Rio de Janeiro, RJ
  • When: Normally in September or October

When I was 12, my piano teacher saw my distress about my father’s illness, and she kindly offered me a Herald of Christian Science and invited me to Sunday School. I loved going there, where I learned to study the Bible Lesson. Soon, I began to apply the spiritual truths I was learning to both my father and me. Even though he was diagnosed with an incurable mental disease and was hospitalized, within a few months he was healed and lived normally for two more decades.

At the age of 16, I became a member of The Mother Church, and when I turned 18, I moved to Austria. I continued attending Sunday School there. For the following three years, I studied translation at Vienna University and composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Then I returned to Brazil, where I finished college and attended graduate school.

I owned a Language Institute for ten years in São Paulo, which I sold with the desire to become a public Christian Science practitioner. Relocating to Boston in 1998, I loved working in a variety of positions at The Mother Church for 23 years, and I was also blessed to serve on the Board of Lectureship for eight years.

My love for God, Christian Science, and humanity led me to become a Christian Science teacher in 2009, giving me constant spiritual growth and illimitable joy.

I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, and have basic Italian.

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