Our Lady of Kibeho, Rwanda
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Our Lady of KIBEHO by Immaculée Ilibagiza, with Steve Erwin
Thirteen years before the bloody 1994 genocide that swept across Rwanda and left more than a million people dead,
the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ appeared to eight young people in the remote village of Kibeho. Through these
visionaries, they warned of the looming holocaust, which they assured could be averted if Rwandans opened their
hearts to God's love.
Much like at Fátima and Lourdes, the messengers of Kibeho were first mocked and disbelieved. But miracle
after miracle eventually brought tens of thousands to Kibeho. For years onlookers watched as Mary and Jesus spoke
through the seers about God's love, sending messages they meant not only for Rwandans, but the world.
Mary also sent messages to government and Church leaders telling them how to end the ethnic hatred simmering in
their country. She warned Rwanda would become "a river of blood"-a land of unspeakable carnage-if the
people's hatred was not quickly quelled by love. Some leaders listened, but few believed; the prophecies tragically
came true during 100 days of savage bloodletting and mass murder. After the genocide, and two decades of rigorous
investigation, Our Lady of Kibeho became the first and only Vatican-approved Marian site in all of Africa. But
the story still remains largely unknown. Now, Immaculée Ilibagiza plans to change all that. She made many
pilgrimages to Kibeho both before and after the holocaust, personally witnessed true miracles, and spoke with a
number of the visionaries themselves. What she's discovered will deeply touch your heart. Illustrated with 16 color
In 2001, Bishop Augustin Misago made the announcement, declaring the apparitions of the original three visionaries
from Kibeho High School, Rwanda — Alphonsine, Anathalie, and Marie-Claire—to be authentic.
Three days after the bishop’s announcement, the Vatican also added Kibeho to the very short, very select list of
authorized Marian apparition sites, which include Fátima and Lourdes and Guadalupe.
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Version: 25th March 2019