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Messages to Canada

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Canada Publications
  • Pages:
  • 276
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Pages 50-52

Canada’s Involvement in the First Teaching Plans 1937–1948

Canada’s Involvement in the First Teaching Plans1

Letter of 27 June 1937

27 June 1937

To the Bahá’ís of Vancouver

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

Our beloved Guardian has been inexpressibly touched by your letter of April 28th, which you have so kindly addressed to him on the occasion of his marriage,2 and he wishes me to hasten to assure your community of his heartfelt appreciation of the sentiments of devoted love and loyalty you have expressed, all of which he dearly prizes indeed.

1.This period covers the first (1937–44) and second (1946–53) Seven Year Plans assigned to the United States and Canada. Canada was assigned its own Five Year Plan in 1948.  [ Back To Reference]
2.Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum Rabbani (Mary Maxwell)—daughter of May and Sutherland Maxwell, became the wife of Shoghi Effendi in 1937, appointed a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952.  [ Back To Reference]