Chapter 6 » 6.11
Purposes and functions
Mary Hughes (1860–1941) comes with heart and mind prepared:
Anyone who lived with her during April and May knew how intensely Friends’ Yearly Meeting was on her mind. It was as important to her as ‘going up to Jerusalem’. For weeks beforehand it came into her prayers in the morning, at meal times and with friends. She wished that God’s power would be in the meetings, that people would go forth from them with a new vision of God’s work for them, a new sensitiveness towards their fellows, especially the distressed.
Rosa Hobhouse, 1949