Enriching the Understanding

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The Effulgence Foundation is an independent historical institution dedicated to the preservation of the history of early workers in Christian Science.

Many have asked the question, "Isn't the Longyear Museum already doing this?" Longyear's mission focuses on Mary Baker Eddy (the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science) and the workers who actually knew her. Our specific focus is on the second generation of Christian Scientists who did not have direct contact with Mrs. Eddy. Through various programs that both inform and inspire, we want to bring to light a clear sense of those second generation workers who selflessly served the movement and carried on the teachings of Christian Science.  Our goal is to achieve excellence in presenting their history, and to unfold through this history the deep spirituality and love for Mrs. Eddy that elevated their lifework. 

In fact, our films illustrate the moral and spiritual character that was demonstrated in their lives as they followed the teachings and healing works of the Master Christian, Christ Jesus, and the teachings of Christian Science as given in its textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mrs. Eddy. They have some amazing stories to tell that are heartwarming and surprising. 

We’re both inspired and challenged by this mission – and trust that you will be, too! The Foundation is open to all, and we cherish sharing our research with those who are interested.



NEWS FLASH - 

Our newest documentary is almost complete. The Julian Alco Story will premiere September 19, 2021, 2:00 pm pacific time at Arden Wood in San Francisco.  This special event will also be available for you to live stream.  Please check back for details and the latest news on this special event.