Cape Neddick, Maine, and Athens, Greece“ — Taking on the big questions in life has always been interesting to me. I am constantly appreciating what a deeper, clearer understanding of, and love for, God, means for all of us. The study of Christian Science enables me to get to the core of issues and to humbly ask the questions that bring healing answers. I love to bring audiences along with me in the process. For instance, through my lecture on the true meaning of faith and Christianity—asking the deep meaning of the life of Christ Jesus and the healing system of Christian Science—I am able to share, step by step, the cure of a medically diagnosed condition where the prognosis for the person was blindness. Also, I am always eager to explore the age-old question, “where does evil come from?” through my lecture on the riddle of evil and how Christian Science answers the question. It’s an hour where we can take a thorough look at the nature of evil as, “a liar and the father of it” as Jesus defined it, and learn to not be caught in its lie. Certainly another topic so needed for our world to address is terrorism and violence. My own experiences in the USA and the Middle East when confronted first hand with terrorism provide a way for me to share how the practice of Christian Science can help the world understand and utilize the healing power of the First Commandment as well as the equally important one to, “love your neighbor as yourself.” Each lecture is a great opportunity to take on these subjects through the lens of Christian Science, including sharing a true look at its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy.”
In her professional opera career, the power of prayer, based on the teachings of Christian Science, was a constant source of strength to her in all situations–including singing to crowds of 17,000 and performing under a bomb threat. One night, as she stood on the stage at Symphony Hall in Boston, singing to a large crowd, she thought to herself, “I’d really rather be sharing spiritual truths with this audience.” Her desire to share the healing power of Christian Science led her naturally to devote her full time to healing as a Christian Science practitioner, and later to become a teacher of Christian Science as well.
Kari was also a Regional Manager for the Media Division of the Committee on Publication at The Mother Church helping to bring correct information about Christian Science to the public. She has appeared on radio programs in this country, in the UK, and Australia, and was interviewed for the Oklahoma public television documentary, “Chords of Memory” to talk about the healing power of Christian Science. And, in 2009 was interviewed for the national publication, “Conceive Magazine” for the Christian Science perspective on healing infertility. She is a frequent contributor to Christian Science periodicals including the Christian Science Monitor.
Kari Mashos is a gifted presenter of Christian Science concepts. She is particularly good at using stories to make her points. Also, Kari did not shy away from the tough questions the students sent her way. The real tribute to Kari is that the students stayed fully engaged throughout her presentation and were still asking a myriad of questions even when she had to go. It is rare that students so fully appreciate a presenter as they did Kari. –Dr. Paul Benson, professor, Mountain View College, TX
Kari is available to speak in English, Greek, or Italian and lives in Athens, Greece, from January through March each year.