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New England Tour to study the life of Mary Baker Eddy – Summer 2022

July 23 - July 29

 

NEW TOUR!

We invite you to join Biblos this summer, July 23-29, 2022, for our first New England Tour. We will learn more about the life of Mary Baker Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement.

Mrs. Eddy writes to Lida W. Fitzpatrick, C.S.D., “My history is a holy one.” (Yvonne Caché von Fettweis and Robert Townsend Warneck, Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer, Amplified Edition, p. 294.) 

The goal of our tour is to explore this holy history of our Leader. Part of that exploration will include learning more about her love for the Bible and its relationship to the discovery of Christian Science.

Mrs. Eddy also writes, “My students need to search the Scriptures and ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,’ to understand the personal Jesus’ labor in the flesh for their salvation: they need to do this even to understand my works, their motives, aims, and tendency.” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896, p. 214) 

Throughout our tour, we will ponder how understanding Mary Baker Eddy’s history enhances our individual practice of Christian Science today.


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Since space is limited, place a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Scroll down, and click on the first upward arrow “Sign Up.”


We will visit Mary Baker Eddy’s homes and other sites relevant to her life and the history of the Christian Science movement. Also, we will explore the Longyear Museum, in Chestnut Hill, MA. At the various homes we visit in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Longyear’s site managers will share their insights on the events that took place in the homes included in our itinerary.

Our tour will include: 

  • talks by Kristy L. Christian, M.A.R.;
  • Mrs. Eddy’s historic Massachusetts and New Hampshire homes (owned by Longyear Museum);
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, New Hampshire (Mrs. Eddy organized the building of this church and chose its site on which Christian Science Hall had previously stood. Mrs. Eddy taught her last class in 1898 at Christian Science Hall);
  • a stop at the site of Mrs. Eddy’s childhood home in Bow, New Hampshire; 
  • a stop at the site of Mrs. Eddy’s Pleasant View home; 
  • and Red Rock in Lynn, Massachusetts, where Mrs. Eddy often prayed and where “the beauty of nature sustained and comforted her.” (Jewel Spangler Smaus, The Golden Days, p. 158).

 

See below for the full DAILY itinerary and cost. 

 

Questions: please call Kristy at 636.386.9266 or email kchristian@biblosfoundation.org.

We hope you will consider traveling with us on this special Biblos tour!

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Connect to Global Travel to sign up for this tour:
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Step 2. Leader: Christian / Trip ID: 22094
Step 3. Place a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot

NOTE: Space is limited; sign up early.

Itinerary

Saturday, July 23

Depart from home city.

Arrive Boston Logan Airport.

Rest of day free to explore.

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Sunday, July 24

Breakfast, Embassy Suites.

We leave early from Waltham and drive to Concord, New Hampshire, to attend a 10:30 a.m. Sunday church service. We will be given a tour of the beautiful Concord church after the service. The church building stands on the site of Christian Science Hall – where Mrs. Eddy taught her last class in 1898. When driving past the front of Christian Science Hall, Mrs. Eddy healed Mrs. Jeannette Glick who was suffering from asthma and heart disease.

Lunch in Concord, NH.

After lunch, we will drive to the site where Mrs. Eddy’s Pleasant View home stood. We will also see the small pond which still stands as a reminder of Mrs. Eddy’s words in “Pond and Purpose” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896, p. 203).

Next, we will take a six-mile drive to Bow, New Hampshire, and visit the site of Mrs. Eddy’s childhood homestead.

Then we will drive 24 miles to view the Congregational Church in Tilton, New Hampshire (formerly called Sanbornton Bridge).

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Monday, July 25

Breakfast, Embassy Suites.

We will begin early and drive to the houses of North Groton and Rumney, New Hampshire. We will have lunch on the way back to Concord, NH.

Our visit in Concord takes us to the home on 62 North State Street – the house Mrs. Eddy moved to in 1889. While living there, she undertook a landmark revision of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (the 50th), and she wrote Retrospection and Introspection.

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Tuesday, July 26

Breakfast, Embassy Suites.

This morning, our day begins with a visit to Stoughton, MA, where we will visit Sally Wentworth’s home. The Wentworth home provided Mrs. Eddy (1868-1870) with a quiet refuge while she searched the Scriptures, wrote, and completed her first manuscript on Christian Science, The Science of Man.

After an hour drive, we will stop at Red Rock Park, Lynn, MA. At Red Rock, Mary Baker Eddy loved to sit and look out over the sea.  [See Julia Bartlett’s reminiscence and see Human Life (January, June, & October 1907). Also, Walter W. Watson recalls being told by Julia that "sometimes she [Mary] had become so lost in thought that she had not noticed the incoming tide until it was almost upon her" (In My True Light, p. 603).]

Lunch near Red Rock.

Next, we will visit the home in Swampscott, MA, where Mrs. Eddy had her healing that led to the discovery of Christian Science.

Our final stop today will be the home at 12 Broad Street, in Lynn, MA, where Mrs. Eddy lived from 1875 to 1882. Here, she completed the first edition of Science and Health.

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Wednesday, July 27 

Breakfast, Embassy Suites.

This morning, we will drive to Amesbury, MA, and visit the Sarah Bagley house where Mrs. Eddy was a guest in 1868 and again in 1870.

Next is our tour of the Original Mother Church in Boston.

Free Afternoon.

Attend The Mother Church Wednesday evening testimony meeting.

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Thursday, July 28

Breakfast, Embassy Suites.

Drive by 400 Beacon Street. (This house is still undergoing major renovation and is not open to the public.)

Visit Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA. Watch the video, “Follow and Rejoice” at Longyear.

Dinner/Overnight: Embassy Suites, Waltham.

Friday, July 29

Breakfast, Embassy Suites

Depart for home.

Cost

Per person for double room occupancy (two people in a room): $2,875*

Per person for single room occupancy (one person in a room): $850 + $2,875 = $3,725

*If you want to share a room, but you don't have a roommate, let Kristy know: click here to email her

**Tour participant minimum: 20 paid travelers

Cost Includes
  • 6 nights deluxe double occupancy hotel accommodations
  • All transportation for touring by private deluxe motorcoach
  • Driver expenses
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • All activities and admissions per itinerary
  • Talks by Kristy Christian
  • Gratuities for drivers
Cost Excludes

• Airfare to Boston
• Lunches
• Personal expenses: laundry, phone calls, etc.
• Travel insurance

Deposits & Final Payment

Reservations will be accepted in order of receipt by completed online enrollment and a deposit of $200 (non-refundable) per person. Balance of trip cost is due by June 1, 2022No further payments are due between the time of the deposit and the final payment date. Travelers may pay their final balance by electronic check, mailed check, or by credit card with a convenience fee of 3%.

Cancellations & Refunds

Global Travel offers a Trip Protection Plan (TPP). Travelers not purchasing the TPP will be subject to the standard cancellation policies that can be found at www.globaltravelalliance.com/bookingconditions

Trip Protection Plan

Global Travel offers a Trip Protection Plan (TPP).* Travel protection is optional and any traveler may opt-out of this protection during the enrollment process. Trip protection must be purchased within 30 days of your initial tour deposit. The TPP allows travelers to cancel for personal reasons up to 24 hours prior to departure and get a full refund of their trip payments. Things like the non-refundable deposit, late payment fees, returned check fees, and the TPP fee are not refundable. The TPP also protects travelers during the trip with medical coverage and emergency medical transportation. The cost for the TPP is $249.

*Exclusions: The Trip Protection plan is designed for personal reasons unique to each traveler’s situation. For example, a death in the family, injury, etc. It does not make refunds in the event the trip is canceled as a result of or following any act of God, natural disaster, war (whether declared or not), epidemic or pandemic, terrorism, civil unrest, or in the event of Global Travel Alliance bankruptcy, insolvency, or cessation of business.

~ In addition, Global Travel recommends purchasing insurance from the airlines when purchasing your airline tickets.

~ Please note the TPP is not available to residents outside of the United States.

Contact

For questions regarding the itinerary, contact:

Kristy L. Christian
196 Spring Oaks Drive
Ballwin, MO 63011-3834
Phone: 636-386-9266 (Biblos office)
Email: kchristian@biblosfoundation.org

For questions regarding enrollment or payments, contact:

Steve Maehl
Global Travel Alliance
smaehl@globaltravelalliance.com
Phone: 866-313-2577

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July 23
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