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Messages to Canada

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Canada Publications
  • Pages:
  • 276
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Pages 60-61

Letter of 22 April 1939

22 April 1939

To Howard Colby Ives1

Dear Mr. Ives,

He was also considerably rejoiced to know that Mr. and Mrs. Robarts,2 for whom you had asked his special prayers in your last letter, have joined the Toronto Bahá’í Community, and are progressing so well spiritually. He will continue to remember them in his prayers that they may keep on deepening in their devotion and love for the Cause, and that also they may receive ever-widening opportunities of promoting its truth, and of extending its foundations in their centre.

1.Howard Colby Ives—a former Unitarian minister, this American believer published Portals to Freedom and The Song Celestial, died in 1941. See The Bahá’í World Vol. IX, 608–613, In Memoriam for an account of his life.  [ Back To Reference]
2.John and Audrey Robarts—John was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly from 1948–53. In 1953 they became Knights of Bahá’u’lláh when they pioneered to Bechuanaland. In 1957 John Robarts was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God. He passed away in Rawdon, Quebec in 1991. See The Bahá’í World Vol. XX, In Memoriam.  [ Back To Reference]