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Messages to Canada

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Canada Publications
  • Pages:
  • 276
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Pages 75-76

Letter of 14 October 1942

14 October 1942

To an individual believer

Dear Bahá’í Sister:

The news you gave him of dear Mr. Schopflocher1 and his wife2 was most welcome. He is, indeed, a very devoted Bahá’í, as is Ernest Harrison3 also, and the Guardian is happy to know you have been able to study the teachings with such fine believers as these.

1.Siegfried Schopflocher—known as the “Temple Builder” because of his great contributions to the completion of the first Mashriqu’l-Adhkár of the West, appointed a Hand of the Cause of God in 1952, died in Montreal in 1953. For a review of his “numerous, magnificent services” see The Bahá’í World Vol. XII, 664–666, In Memoriam.  [ Back To Reference]
2.Florence Evaline (Lorol/Kitty) Schopflocher—an early Montreal believer who travelled to 86 countries on behalf of the Cause. Her life and travels are described in The Bahá’í World Vol. XV, 488–489, In Memoriam.  [ Back To Reference]
3.Ernest Vernon Harrison—this early Montreal Bahá’í (confirmed 1921) pioneered to Prince Edward Island in the early 1950s, where he passed away in 1959.  [ Back To Reference]