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
William Gibson had trained for the ministry at Howard University in Washington, had become a Christian Science healer, still searching, was attending spiritualist meetings when he was directed to a Bahá'í gathering which was
Dr. Ugo Giachery headed the completion of the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa that was started by 'Abdu'l-Bahá; working closely with architect, William Sutherland Maxwell,. This project was directed by the head
When he heard of a new Faith dawning, and awoke to the tidings that on Persia’s horizons the Sun of Truth had risen, he was filled with holy ecstasy, and he longed and loved.
To her intimates Florence George revealed her pride. She was proud of the distinction "Mother," bestowed on her by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. She liked to speak of her pilgrimage to Haifa, of her Master's personal care
Ella Frances Goodall was of an influential, well-known California family. She and her mother, Helen Goodall, were among the first Baha’is of California. They learned of the Faith from Miss Ann Apperson, a niece
Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf became active in the Chicago Bahá’í community. When the Chicago Bahá’ís elected their first governing council, about March 16, 1900, he was one of the ten members. Charles with Thornton
Albert Windust wrote that Greenleaf "was one of the three recognized pillars of strength of the Cause in the early days," the others being Chase and Agnew. Greenleaf’s contributions may have been
Mr. Hartmutt Grossmann was the son of the Hand of the Cause of God, Dr. Hermann Grossmann. His mother and grandmother were both Bahá’ís.