Louise “Lua” Aurora Getsinger , known as Lua Getsinger, was one of the first Western members of the Bahá’í Faith, becoming a member in 1897. A prominent disciple of `Abdu’l-Bahá, she was given the title “Herald of the Covenant” and “Mother Teacher of the West” by ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
Abdu’l-Bahá gave her the title “Livá” and a “Banner”, given her service to the Faith in numerous places like Paris and throughout the American continent; she taught Bahá’u’lláh’s Principles of Unity and Peace in India and represented the Faith in visits to Muzaffari’d-Dín Shah of Persia when he visited Paris, and to the Maharajah of Jalowar, India.
Lua Getsinger died unexpectedly of heart failure while in Egypt on May 2, 1916, at the age of forty three.
Behold a candle how it gives its light. It weeps its life away drop by drop in order to give forth its flame of light.