A very special presentation will be given in the Garfield Disher Room of our Library on Wednesday, September 14th at 8:00 p.m. Charlotte Letkemann from Niagara Falls, speaker and retired teacher, will speak about the visit of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (son of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith). In 1912 He came to the west to speak of the Faith and spent some time in Montreal. Charlotte sent us a glowing picture of this outstanding individual.
“Not often does one find a life filled with compassion and generosity, yet uncompromising in defense of the truth. To all without distinction—officials, scientists, workers, children, parents, exiles, activists, clerics, skeptics—He imparted love, wisdom, comfort, whatever the particular need. While elevating their souls, He challenged their assumptions, reoriented their perspectives, expanded their consciousness, and focused their energies. He demonstrated by word and deed such compassion and generosity that hearts were utterly transformed. No one was turned away.”
She added that such a life we are all encouraged to emulate.
Following the talk there will be a short presentation of pictures taken during his Western tour. You are cordially invited to hear about this remarkable visit, to ask any questions which come to mind and to take part in the social period which, of course, includes some refreshments.
Haldimand Baha’i Community