Fra Benitius Brevoort, OFMCap
(Fra Ben Brevoort)
Assistente Generale OFS-GiFra (1990-2002)
RIP, Indonesia, 17 febbraio 2017
“Lui era un buon uomo e un buon frate che ha dato molto all'OFS, e sicuramente a tante altre persone e istituzioni. Ricordo come fino all'anno scorso ancora ci aiutava come interprete durante gli incontri della Presidenza con chiarezza e efficacia, con generosità e semplicità. Che Dio gli dia il premio di un servo buono e fedele.” Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR.
“Fra Ben, buon uomo e buon frate ha fatto molto all'OFS, e sempre ci aiutava con generosità e semplicità. Che Dio gli dia il premio di un servo buono e fedele”. Fr. José Antonio Cruz Duarte, Fr. Pedro Zitha. OFM.
"It is with a heavy heart that I offer my most sincere condolences on the death of our brother, Fr. Ben Brevoort. I have know Fr. Ben for almost as long as I have been a Secular Franciscan, having first met him when he came on a visit to the National Fraternity of Canada in the early 90's. Since then, our paths have crossed frequently. He was so gifted, especially with languages, and the OFS International Presidency benefited greatly from his skills in this area and his willing generosity to share his gifts with us. He was such a wonderful example of a brother who loved and embraced his vocation. I think it can also be said that he had a "weak spot" for Secular Franciscans. He will surely be missed by the entire Franciscan Family. You, along with the members of your Capuchin community, will be in my thoughts and prayers during these days of grief and loss. I am consoled with the thought that he will surely continue to intercede for all of us ... on the other side of the veil". Doug Clorey, ofs Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, CANADA.