Bonjour, and welcome to France! For the next nine weeks ‘Abdu’l-Bahá will be staying at 4 Avenue de Camoens in Paris. Throughout this period we will discuss His many talks and explore the implications of these ideas today.
The following excerpt, from God Passes By, summarizing the Master’s stay in Paris.
“His visits to Paris, where for a time He occupied an apartment in the Avenue de Camoens, were marked by a warmth of welcome no less remarkable than the reception accorded Him by His friends and followers in London. “During the Paris visit,” that same devoted English hostess, Lady Blomfield, who had followed Him to that city, has testified, “as it had been in London, daily happenings took on the atmosphere of spiritual events…. Every morning, according to His custom, the Master expounded the principles of the teaching of Bahá’u’lláh to those who gathered round Him, the learned and the unlearned, eager and respectful. They were of all nationalities and creeds, from the East and from the West, including Theosophists, agnostics, materialists, spiritualists, Christian Scientists, social reformers, Hindus, Sufis, Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians and many others.” And again: “Interview followed interview. Church dignitaries of various branches of the Christian Tree came, some earnestly desirous of finding new aspects of the Truth…. Others there were who stopped their ears, lest they should hear and understand.” (Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p286)