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|1940 (In the year)
||The first local spiritual assembly in Brazil was established in Bahia, with the assistance of Leonora Holsapple Armstrong.
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong
|1977 27 – 30 Jan
||An International Teaching Conference was held in Bahia, Brazil, attended by 1,300 Bahá’ís, the largest such gathering of Bahá’ís to date in Brazil. [BW17:81; VV33]
For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:137–8.
For pictures see BW17:110, 124–5.
||Bahia; Brazil; Latin America
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
|1980 17 Oct
||Leonora Stirling Holsapple Armstrong, (b.June 23, 1895, Hudson, New York), the ‘spiritual mother of South America’ and the first Latin American pioneer, passed away in Bahia, Brazil. She had served on the Continental Board of Counsellors from her appointment in 1973. [Mess63-86p248; BW18:738; VV32]
For her obituary see BW18:733–738.
See Armstrong, Counsellor Leonora: A Loving Portrait by Kristine Leonard Asuncion. Brief biographical sketch of Counsellor Armstrong, the "Spiritual Mother of South America" .
See FMH40-41 for the story of how she was inspired to go pioneering as told to Doris and Willard McKay. (She had been a classmate of Willard's sister Marguerite at Cornell University.)
||Leonora Holsapple Armstrong; Names and titles; In Memoriam
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