The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is celebrating its Golden Anniversary, its spiritual director’s thirty-fifth year of ministry, and the fifteenth year at CSL Saint Louis.  Add to this, the International organization’s centennial, and there is cause to celebrate!

The St Louis dedication in 1968 was hosted by Dr. Ballentine Henley, Provost at the University of California Irvine – College of Medicine, and Dr. William H. D. Hornaday, pastor of the Founders United Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles, one of the largest metaphysical churches in the world with over 5,000 attendees.

Rev. Dr. Marigene DeRusha, the Senior Minister, celebrates her 15th years at CSL and her 35th year in the ministry.  Although she began her spiritual quest in Saint Louis in the 1970s, she went on to graduate from the Holmes Institute in Seattle, Washington and was co-minister of the famous Seattle Center.

Rev. Dr. De Rusha relocated back to St. Louis and became the Spiritual Leader at CSL in 2003.  For fifteen years she’s been speaking, healing and teaching metaphysical principles at the Fee Fee Rd., Center as well as nationally.  Tracy Brown, President of the Centers for Spiritual Living, will attend the honoring and present Rev. DeRusha with her thirty-five-year award.

The mother organization, The United Church of Religious Science, was founded in 1918 by Rev. Dr. Ernest Holmes and is celebrating its Centennial this year.  Now called the Centers for Spiritual Living™ it is located in Golden, Colorado and is a global community comprised of more than 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries.

These communities teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place. This is done through the study and practice of Science of Mind® and Spirit, also known as Religious Science®, which holds that all life is sacred — that each human being is an expression of God. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “it is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, our thinking and expectations create our reality.  Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others — are welcome in our communities.

THE CELEBRATION is at 5:30 pm on November 2nd at 12875 Fee Fee RD.  Dinner, honoring and dancing. Donations of $100 per person for the event also provides funds for CSL outreach.  For more information call 314-576-6772 or visit our website at

CSL is a place to meet new friends, spend time with like-minded people, to celebrate, study and have fun.