Kidnapping Ends, Hostage Freed

28 Aug 2021

Gia Riney, NPHI Director Communications

Marie Bénicia Benoit has been freed. She was released this morning in good health. She is now resting with her family.

The relief felt by the St. Damien team, as well as all our Nos Petits Frères et Soeurs (NPFS) Haiti family, is immense. The fervent prayers of many people have been answered. We all feel gratitude at Bénicia’s release and her safe return.

Amid our gratitude for answered prayers, we must not forget that this was a criminal act. Bénicia is the victim of a heinous crime that terrorized her family and all those who know her and love her. The effect of this act of terror reached to the very ends of our NPH family across the globe.

Kidnappings continue in Haiti. Our entire Haiti family are potential victims, either intentionally or by random happenstance.

We thank our global community—the extended NPH Family—for your continued prayers and support.