Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 16th in Baha'i History

Reception area in the Seat of the Universal House of Justice

1923 - Declaration of the first native Hawaiian Bahá'í on (Mae Tilton Fantom, Maui).

1934 - Queen Marie of Romania talks about Baha'u'llah and the New Era
Then in the audience in Controceni Palace, on February 16, 1934, when her Majesty was told that the Rumanian translation of 'Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era' had just been published in Bucharest, she said she was so happy that her people were to have the blessing of reading this precious teaching...
(Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 393)
1935 -  Spiritual and Material Healing Essential and Complementary
"With regard to your question concerning spiritual healing. Such a healing constitutes, indeed, one of the most effective methods of relieving a person from either his mental or physical pains and sufferings. 'Abdu'l-Bahá has in His "Paris Talks"emphasized its importance by stating that it should be used as an essential means for effecting a complete physical cure. Spiritual healing, however, is not and cannot be a substitute for material healing, but it is a most valuable adjunct to it. Both are, indeed, essential and complementary."
(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, February 16, 1935: Selections from Bahá'í Writings on Some Aspects of Health, Healing Nutrition and Related Matters, April 1984, p. 10)
(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 276)

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