Brother Ephrem Hebert, FSC, entered eternal life early this morning in the Holy Family community in Lafayette, Louisiana following a brief illness. On this feast of St. Benilde we are reminded of his ordinary and extraordinary virtues and the zeal that marked his work for the salvation of young people. For this reason, I am confident Brother Ephrem received the chorus of welcome the Founder described: “Ah, what a thrill of joy you will get when you hear the voices of those whom you have led almost by the hand into heaven!”
Brother Ephrem gave his body to science (Tulane University). There will be a memorial service at St. Thomas More High School, where Brother served for 30 years; there will also be a memorial at De La Salle Christian Brothers in Lafayette. Details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, let us take to heart the words of Saint Ambrose: “We have loved him during life, let us not abandon him, until we have conducted him by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”–Brother Timothy Coldwell, Visitor, NO-SF District
Photo: Brother Ephrem and Charlton Heston, 1969. Heston was the lead in Number One, filmed on the campus of St. Paul School when Brother Ephrem was Principal.