Our Lady of Kibeho began appearing to several Rwandan schoolgirls in 1981, as tension increased between two Rwandan ethnic groups. The visions occurred at Kibeho College, a girls' high school, and asked for prayer and penance to prevent a terrible war. In 1994, about one million people were slaughtered during the devastating Rwandan genocide. Mary's message from the heart of Africa echoes today as one of love, repentance and conversion.
Feast Day: November 28
Patronage: Africa, Rwanda, Victims Of Genocide