Devanand was a great Guru, an angelic priest, beloved of people and God, a man of utter simplicity, a father of refugees, St. Francis on the Indian road. He was a Capuchin priest, a pioneer in Ashram movement in the Christian circle, Franciscan to the core of his being, living a life of poverty and simplicity in silence and prayer.
He is indeed a gift to humanity, a little brother as he called himself, a mystic and prophet of our time but not sufficiently understood as is often the case with greatmen. The powerful spiritual vibrations born of him and still active in many a heart influence the world for the better but in an unknown manner.
||Devanand OFM Cap.