Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-scented fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing. -- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
With the dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship in Santiago, Chile, on 13 October, there are now one Mashriqu’l-Adhkár--or "Dawning Place of the Praise of God"-- on every continent.
Day of dedication
Leading a delegation of guests from the House of Worship are (left to right) Minister Secretary General Nicolás Eyzaguirre, representing the President of Chile; representative of the Universal House of Justice, Antonella Demonte; Mayor of Peñalolén, Carolina Leitao; and Felipe Duhart, secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Chile.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Virgin Mary, Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon, Portugal
"A tempest, unprecedented in its violence, unpredictable in its course, catastrophic in its immediate effects, unimaginably glorious in its ultimate consequences, is at present sweeping the face of the earth. Its driving power is remorselessly gaining in range and momentum. Its cleansing force, however much undetected, is increasing with every passing day. Humanity, gripped in the clutches of its devastating power, is smitten by the evidences of its resistless fury. It can neither perceive its origin, nor probe its significance, nor discern its outcome. Bewildered, agonized and helpless, it watches this great and mighty wind of God invading the remotest and fairest regions of the earth, rocking its foundations, deranging its equilibrium, sundering its nations, disrupting the homes of its peoples, wasting its cities, driving into exile its kings, pulling down its bulwarks, uprooting its institutions, dimming its light, and harrowing up the souls of its inhabitants". --Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come