Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Arriving in Denver, resting for a few hours and meeting with reporters, friends and seekers

Mahmud's Diary
September 23, 1912
Denver, CO

The Master reached Denver around two o’clock in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ashton and some friends came to the station to meet Him. The moment they saw Him they became excited and full of joy. They took Him to the Hotel Shirley where we had made reservations on the third floor of this lovely building. He said to some newspaper reporters who had come for an interview: ‘I had no rest last night and am very tired. Give me a little time.’ They returned at 5:00 p.m. and were permitted to take His photograph and to ask questions.

At eight in the evening He went to the home of Mrs. [Sidney] Roberts where friends both old and new had gathered. There were so many people that they were seen standing as far as the front entrance. He spoke to them about the power of the Abha Kingdom which had enabled Him to travel far in spite of His weak constitution and which had gathered the friends in the assemblies of the love of God. After His talk He bestowed His special blessing on each person. As the Master was leaving the meeting, the pastor of the Church of Divine Science approached Him with the utmost humility and invited Him to speak at his church. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá accepted. Since so many people wished to have an interview with Him, He announced that during the few days He would be in Denver, He would see anyone who would call upon Him at the hotel between nine and twelve in the morning.