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Margarita Sandelmann Thatcher, CSB

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Margarita Sandelmann Thatcher, CSB

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  • Where: Denver, Colorado
  • When: Usually in July or August


  • Where: Denver, Colorado
  • When: Usually in late September

My parents’ commitment to world peace and humanitarian causes, and their love for Christian Science, set the tone for my childhood, and early instilled in me a respect for all peoples. Added to this, growing up in three countries with four languages helped to enlarge my love for this diverse universe.

I was educated in Switzerland, Argentina, and Washington, DC. Marriage to a Christian Scientist, the son of a Christian Science practitioner, was a happy, strengthening step. Our three-year stay in Vienna, Austria, brought a growing appreciation of Church activity. After the birth of our daughter, we settled in Denver. There I helped establish Spanish church services and worked with recording the weekly Bible Lessons. Branch church work included serving as First and Second Reader, Sunday School teacher, in the Reading Room, and as Executive Board chairman. Later, work with the Colorado Committee on Publication was a turning point in my spiritual understanding and led to the public practice of Christian Science. An early healing of our daughter revitalized my commitment to spiritual healing, and led to the next step: Normal class in l985.

Fourteen years on the Board of Lectureship, speaking in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, were an enriching adventure. The invitation to serve as Managing Editor of the Herald of Christian Science resulted in a profound appreciation for Mary Baker Eddy’s global vision of her discovery.

To share with others more of God’s nature and goodness continues to be a very joyous task.

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