Beloved Agnes

By Loretta Sullivan

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 32" x 28"

Quote / Inspiration

It is not possible to convey to anyone who did not know her the strength of character possessed by Agnes-her extraordinary courage, her complete selflessness, the supreme degree of renunciation apparent in all her actions, and her unshakeable faith. She was a willing and loving thrall of the Cause, and in her bondage she was as free as that “divine bird” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had asked her to be. She was, through the years, so often alone, yet she was never lonely; she exemplified that phrase from one of the prayers, . . . lave for Thee is my companion. A thread of joy runs through her many letters to pioneers and friends, arid she would often look up and say, “but, my dear, I am so happy !” The Bahá’í World. Kidlington, Oxford: