Register for Immaculée Retreat ~ Feb 21 & 22, 2020
Immaculée Ilibagiza, author of Left to Tell, Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, is coming to St. Ignatius of Loyola Church on Feb. 21 & 22 in 2020 to bring her message of faith and forgiveness.
Preregistration encouraged Two Day Retreat Schedule
Friday, February 21 5pm-9pm, sessions 1 & 2
Saturday, February 22 9am-12:30pm, sessions 3 & 4
This two day retreat will include Immaculee’s story and her message of forgiveness. She will discuss the Seven Sorrows Rosary, love of our Blessed Mother and Our Lady of Kibeho Apparitions. See more information below about Immaculée.
Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Bring Message of Forgiveness, Hope
In 1994, members of the Hutu tribe in Rwanda took up arms against the Tutsi tribe. In only 100 days, they slaughtered over 800,000 Tutsis using only spears, clubs and machetes. It was genocide, and few Tutsis survived. Immaculee Ilibagiza was one of the few.
In the years since the genocide, Ilibagiza has come to grips with what happened, and what she can do about it. She has written a book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide, and has been telling her story in venues around the world.
Ilibagiza has received honorary degrees from The University of Notre Dame, Saint John’s University, and Walsh University. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards including The Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007, and a recipient of the American Legacy’s Women of Strength & Courage Award.
Her book has received a Christopher Award “affirming the highest values of human spirit” and has been chosen as Outreach Magazine’s selection for “Best Outreach Testimony/Biography Resource of 2007.” Left to Tell has been adopted into the curriculum of dozens of high schools and universities.
Ilibagiza is regarded as one of the world’s leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. She has shared her universal message with world dignitaries, school children, multinational corporations, churches, and many others. She works hard to spread her message and to raise money for her Left to Tell Charitable Fund, which directly benefits the children orphaned by the genocide.