February 8, 2015

Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney – “…the first Frenchman to accept the Faith”

Hippolyte Dreyfus Barney
To me, and particularly amid the storm and stress that have agitated my life after 'Abdu'l-Bahá's passing, he was a sustaining and comforting companion, a most valued counsellor, an intimate and trusted friend. 
- Shoghi Effendi  (From a message dated 21 December 1928; ‘Baha'i Administration’)

“…the first Frenchman to accept the Faith” 
- The Universal House of Justice  (from a message dated August 1976 addressed to the ‘Friends assembled at the International Teaching Conference in Paris’; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)