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Our Lady of Kibeho: Mary Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa Hardcover – November 28, 2008
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Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied electronic and mechanical engineering at the National University. She lost most of her family during the 1994 genocide. Four years later, she emigrated to the United States and began working at the United Nations in New York City. She is now a full-time public speaker and writer. In 2007 she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which helps support Rwandan orphans.
Immaculée holds honorary doctoral degrees from The University of Notre Dame and Saint John’s University, and was awarded The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007. She is the author, with Steve Erwin, of LEFT TO TELL: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.
- Publisher : Hay House; 1st edition (November 28, 2008)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 140192378X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401923785
- Item Weight : 14.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Rwanda. And what could have been avoided if people repented and listened to the Blessed Mother. I am afraid with the world the way it is today what is going to happen next.
I pray with love and prayers it can turn around.
story teller and her personal story is rooted in the modern history of Rwanda. She lost her parents and two of her brothers in the genocide of the 1990's and she is a deeply committed Catholic Christian. The message of Our Lady of Kibeho has relevance for us now: She implores us to repent and return to faith and warns that hatred on one's brothers and sisters will lead to death, personal and spiritual. She also asked that we pray the chaplet of her seven sorrows to lead us into true sorrow for all that separates us from others and the love of God. Our Lady always leads us back to her Son and in these apparitions she wants us to know just how sorrowful Jesus is for the violence and hatred than separates us.
After recently engrossed by a few books about paranormal experiences, (including dealing with the demonic), I thought my soul could use a bit of comfort from our Blessed Mother Mary, as she is who I pray to on a daily basis, as well as the Mother I turn to during times in my discourse.
So in search of a book of this nature, I was blessed when I found this book, written by an author whom I have the utmost respect for, Immaculee Ilibagiza, a native Tutsi Christian woman from Rwanda.
I had previously read her remarkable book about the 3-4 month genocide which the Hutu tribe declared upon the Tutsi tribe--all Christian people. You can read of how the author survived the genocide/holocaust in her autobiography,
"Left To Tell". It is a well written book about the history of a country mandating ethnic cleansing--intending to accomplish it in the most horrific of ways.
But prior to this war's result, in the beginning to the end of the 1980's, Jesus had his Mother appear to less than a handful of school girls in a place called Kibeho, in Rwanda, Africa. Jesus sent her to 'appear for humanity', thus reappearing to these selected girls to believe in her and her love as their Mother and that she'd reappear at their school area at other times, hoping that it would call an audience of humanitarian togetherness in accordance of peace and love for her son Jesus Christ--thus praising the Father and avoiding violence.
At first communication between these selected girls and our Blessed Mother were called upon as fakes so Mary did a test to show the community there that she really was connecting with them. Those children who did believe in Mary's apparitions gave the girl their rosaries to have them blessed...and those who did not believe in the apparitions put their rosaries on the ground with the believer's. Those who believed in the visions of Mary had their rosaries picked up by a girl and Mary blessed them. But those who did not believe had their rosaries stuck within the ground. Those non-believers turned into believers at that point.
Mary would always let it be known when she'd be appearing so that the believers would come to witness (not her figure...but her connection with a selected child) any miracles or messages. People would trekk to Kibeho for over a decade to see Mary's miracles,(including the author). Then one day Mary came but the young girls were not told to Bless those who were there but rather, Mary gave them horrific visions of massive rivers of blood flooding throughout the country. The girls receiving the messages could barely handle what they were seeing as Mary had been connecting with them as their Mother in figure, and would never send them such terrifying sights as they witnessed. This, Mary explained is what would be the affect if fighting would not stop between two tribes. The worst imaginable would occur if they would not come together to unify. Years after, in the spring of 1994, close to one million Tutsis were massacred by the Hutu people for 'ethnic cleansing' and it resulted in human carnage as we know of it today. The massacre ended after 4 months, but the results are still brought to light to myself and others, by human rights groups alerts, of which I belong to. Because the country is war-torn, 3rd world and is a problem to this day of refugee displacement, the ghosts of the genocide still remain.
Immaculee Ilibagiza told this story well because she was born a Tutsi and had to hide in her own inhumane way (as she tells in "Left to Tell").
I see also that this author has written two other books and I am anxious to read them as one of the other has to do with apparitions of Jesus and his Mother. I will certainly read those books as this book was a real joy (even though the inevitable occurred). The context of war which I explained was minimal in this book but I wanted any reader who did not know of it to know about it in her other book.
There is a shrine of Mary "Jesus' Mother For Humanity and for being the Blessed Mother of Africa" because of all her apparitions and messages.
It is an important part of Rwanda's history.
I recommend this book due to the pen of this writer's hand, as well as the comfort I felt in communion with Mary for the many blessings and messages she gave the people in Kibeho, Rwanda Africa.
Most of the apparitions were beautiful and peaceful. They describe the Blessed Mother as bathed in soft light, wearing a dress that must have been made by angels. Her skin shines like polished ivory, but it isn't white or black. There simply are not words to describe her beauty. There were other apparitions, however, of rivers of blood, destruction, torture and tree exploding into flames. The Blessed Mother was warning the people of the horror that awaited Rwanda.
Three of the visionaries experienced mystical journeys through time and space in which they were given glimpses of heaven and hell. These accounts are very special to read.
Included in this book are prayers and instructions for saying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, which the Blessed Mother taught to Marie-Claire and asked her to reintroduce to the world.
If you have read Immaculee Ilibagiza's other books, you won't want to miss this one. I highly recommend this book to all Catholics, especially those devoted to Mary.
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In this book, Immaculee Ilibagiza, who was still a child at the time of the first Kibeho apparitions, recounts her memories of how the phenomena were received by herself and her family. She manages to recount much of what each visionary said, word for word, thanks to tape recordings made at the time and this gives a sense of immediacy to the work. Ilibagiza's own faith and enthusiasm shines through her writing, especially as she describes the excitement which swept through Rwanda as news of the Kibeho apparitions spread. That something so joyful which brought so many people together could precede such darkness and violence only adds to the later horror. I appreciated that Ilibagiza doesn't overdo the foreshadowing, but for me as a reader it was hard to avoid seeing 1980s Kibeho without an awareness of 1994.
Very well written.