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Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Australia, 1971 reprint
  • Pages:
  • 140
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Page 52

Letter of Dec. 12th, 1944

Haifa, Dec. 12th, 1944.
Dear Bahá’í Sister:
The beloved Guardian has instructed me to write your National Spiritual Assembly and inform you of his views and wishes in connection with the Summer School in Australia:
He does not consider it either wise or necessary at the present time to have more than one Bahá’í Summer School in Australia, and as Yerrinbool is equipped to accommodate the friends on Bahá’í property, so to speak, he would suggest that Yerrinbool continue to be used as the Australian Bahá’í Summer School.
He pointed out this same principle of not multiplying the number of Summer Schools some time ago in connection with the Adelaide Assembly’s purchase of a building and property.
He has also done the same thing in America—limited the number of Summer Schools—as the friends in their enthusiasm to inaugurate new institutions wanted to have very many summer schools which would have not only weakened, instead of strengthening, the older schools, but also would have dissipated the energy of the friends.
Assuring you and all the members of your Assembly of his loving prayers on your behalf and for the success of your work,
Yours in His Service,
R. Rabbani.