Herbert had been interested in meditation and spirituality since serving in the Army in India during World War I. He had studied the lives of different Masters from the East, so it was not difficult for him to accept Baba. He wrote his sister Katherine about the retreat and Meher Baba. 

Katherine "Kitty" Laura Davy, 40, was working as a music teacher, and soon after receiving Herbert's letter, she also visited the retreat. Both were at Devonshire in July when the cable arrived announcing Baba's intended visit in the fall.

Kitty was waiting for the group at Victoria Station. While thousands of other people were looking forward to seeing Mahatma Gandhi pass by, Kitty was waiting for her Beloved — the sole dweller in her heart. The Master had prepared her internally for the awakening that was about to occur.