Jose de Dios Mata, CSB
About the Lecturer
Elsah, Illinois USA and Badajoz, Spain — José de Dios is originally from Spain, but has been living in the United States for a number of years. As a teenager, he felt a special interest in music and decided to study guitar, with an emphasis on flamenco. This led him to form his own group and perform in various venues.
Later, he worked for the government for a decade, the last five years of which were spent as a special agent in the Intelligence Services. In his personal life, he faced an enormous challenge in early 1979. A relative’s sudden illness, for which the doctors could find no cure, as well as his own almost complete loss of hearing due to a congenital lesion, which he was told would require immediate surgery or result in total deafness — and he could not continue in his position at work until he had surgery — forced him to seek a solution to these difficulties. He chose not to have surgery. After trying a series of different alternatives, in December of that year José de Dios was introduced to Christian Science by a doctor, his guitar student, who knew of his reluctance towards conventional medicine and encouraged him to explore this system of spiritual healing. Both situations were quickly and completely healed solely through reading the textbook of this religion, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
He soon realized that the spiritual understanding he had just achieved enabled him to heal others. After several years of proving the practical effect of these teachings in the healing of illness and other inharmonious situations of day-to-day life, he gave up his career in 1986 and decided to move to the United States to enter the public practice of Christian Science as his only profession.
His desire to teach others how to practice spiritual healing led him to take Christian Science Normal Class in 2009, in Boston, in order to become an authorized Christian Science teacher in Spain. His hobbies include music, technology, the study of different cultures and the arts, and he has also developed a special interest in architecture.
José de Dios and his wife, Elizabeth, divide their time between Spain and the United States.
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DIRECTIONS TO CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE AT
CICI AND HYATT BROWN MUSEUM OF ART
352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
FROM I-4 West (Orlando)
Take I-4 East to Daytona Beach
Take exit onto US-92 East. Keep right onto 92 East= International Speedway
Blvd. (toward beaches) 3.8 mi (cont’d. at * below)
FROM I-95 North (Jacksonville)
Take I-95 South to Daytona Beach
Take “Exits 260 C-B-A Daytona Beach – Orlando” in right lane
Next, Take exit 260C 92 East
Then keep left onto US-92 International Speedway Blvd. east 3.8 mi
Get in right lane after you pass Clyde Morris Blvd. (cont’d. at * below)
FROM I-95 South (Titusville)
Take I-95 North to Daytona Beach
Take “Exits 260 A-B-C Daytona Beach – Orlando” in right lane
Take exit 260C 92 East
Then keep right - east toward beaches onto US-92 International Speedway Blvd.
3.8 mi Get in right lane after you pass Clyde Morris Blvd. (cont’d. at * below)
* Head east on 92 = International Speedway Blvd.
Turn right (south) onto S. Nova Road 0.6 mi
(on Nova Road: pass Orange Ave., pass apartment complex, next right is Museum entrance)
Turn right (west) onto driveway of Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd.
(long driveway curves through wooded area around retention ponds)
Take next right onto driveway of Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
(leads to covered front entrance drop-off area and to parking)
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