Saturday, January 14, 2012

Immaculeé Ilibagiza at Pauline Books & Media Center-Manhattan

Dear Pauline Friends and Family,

Last Thursday evening January 12, 2012 , many brave souls trickled into a cozy crowd in Manhattan's Pauline Books and Media Center located at 64 West 38th St, between 5th Avenue & Avenue of the Americas, NYC.  On that cold winter night, we all wanted to be with Immaculeé Ilibagiza, a lady who survived the 1994 genocide in her native country Rwanda. Immaculeé is acclaimed by the New York Times as best-selling author of two books:  "Left to Tell:  Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" and "Our Lady of Kibeho:  Mary Speaks to the World from the Heart of Africa".  She also authored the book entitled "Led by Faith:  Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide."  These books were published by Hay House.

All gathered to listen to Immaculeé's humbling heart-to-heart talk about Segatashya of Kibeho, the subject of her latest book entitled "The Boy who met Jesus."  She informed that the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Kibeho were approved by the Vatican in November 2001.  However, Immaculeé clarified that the apparitions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary which Segatasha reportedly witnessed, after having been subjected to a Commission of Enquiry and having been respectfully submitted, are definitively still awaiting consideration/decision from the Church.  The story of Segatashya is interesting for all it's worth.  Segatashya's profile was described as "a shepherd born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in most  remote region of Rwanda."  However, Segatashya courageously took on the messages he received and as one who is "sent" went out to proclaim the Good News and faced many challenges.  He underlined to those in doubt that they should believe the messages that correspond to those in the Bible, which are Sacred Scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit.  May God bless Segatashya in leading many to Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mother Mary.  Amen.

Immaculeé described her healthy prayer life which was ingrained by her father and was rooted in her family.  She also informed us that Our Lady of Kibeho recommended praying the rosary of seven sorrows of Mary.  All are invited to check out her website and to sign up to receive newsletter, which Immaculeé sends weekly.

Marie-Louise, Sister Charlotte, FSP, Sister Jerome, FSP and Margie had a photo opportunity with Immaculeé Ilibagiza after signing our copies of her book on Segatashya of Kibeho.. 

Margie Skeels
Pauline Cooperator - NYC

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