The Journey West Podcast – Episode 21: Abdu’l-Baha in Canada

The Journey West podcast celebrates the centenary of Abdu’l-Baha’s travels to Egypt, Europe and North America in 1911-1913. Each episode features a reading of one of Abdu’l-Baha’s talks, as well as dramatized stories and historical accounts. Each episode concludes with a discussion of the talk that was featured.

In this episode, we hear about how, on the evening of August 30, Abdu’l-Baha arrived at the Maxwell home. He spent a total of six full days in Montreal, Canada giving several private and public talks. In a Tablet addressed to the region He says: “The future of Canada is very great and its historical events infinitely glorious. Thus it shall become the object of the glances of Providence and the manifestation of the favours of the Supreme Lord.” You can find out more about the context of that talk, as well as who helped put this podcast episode together, on The Journey West website here.

All episodes of the Journey West can be listened to or downloaded here: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/the-journey-west-podcast

Be sure to check out the homepage for these podcasts. You’ll find a treasury of articles about Abdu’l-Baha, the historical context surrounding His travels, and tributes to early believers: www.thejourneywest.org

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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