John was a member of the Temple Unity Committee, under the guidance of future Hand of the Cause Corinne True. This committee selected land for the future Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette. The committee was
Robert was born into a Roman Catholic family in 1912. He was introduced to the Faith by Philip Sprague in New York when he was 19 and was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly of New
On May 22, at exactly the same moment when in 1844 the Báb had declared Himself to His first disciple, Robert was in the Holy House, praying at the threshold of the Declaration chamber.
The adoption of his faith marked a turning of his life from knife-carrying roughneck to global citizen, and from alcohol to soul force, in the words of author Nat Hentoff, who knew Gillespie for