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Dear Co-worker: Messages from Shoghi Effendi to the Benelux countries , pp119

Rita van Bleyswijk Sombeek, 13 March 1953

Dear Bahà’i Sister:

Your letter of June 17, 1952, has been received by the beloved Guardian, and he has instructed me to answer you on his behalf.

Your indefatigable services in so many fields are deeply appreciated by him.

We can only hope that the Queen of Holland will gradually realize the greatness of our Faith, and will bend her energies toward its propagation.

The Guardian assures you of his loving prayers on your behalf.

With warm Bahà’i greetings, R. Rabbání

May the Beloved bless, guide and sustain you in your meritorious services to His Faith. Your true brother; Shoghi

1953-03-13 to Rita Sombeek re Queen of Holland


Queen Julianna of Holland had been contacted by American pioneer Eleanor Hollibaugh and begun supported some explicitly Baha’i programs which gave considerable favorable publicity to the Faith. but due to the political situation, she was forced to drop her support.

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