Saturday, August 24, 2013, I attended a retreat given by Immaculee. It was a most amazing day!
In 1981, Our Blessed Mother, began appearing to a small group of children in the remote village of Kibeho. Mary and Jesus warned of the holocaust that would happen unless Rwandans opened their hearts to God and began loving one another.
The prophetic visions came true in 1994. In 3 months time, one million people were murdered, including Immaculee’s grandparents, parents, and two brothers. Immaculee survived. She was hidden in a 3 by 4 foot bathroom with several other women for all 3 months. Her book, Left to Tell, describes this horrible, horrible event and how praying the rosary saved her life. The most important lesson she learned during this awful ordeal is the power to forgive.
Our Lady of Kibeho became the first and only Vatican approved Marian site in all of Africa. Immaculee’s mission is to bring the messages of Kibeho, the message of Forgiveness, and Mary’s rosary of Seven Sorrows Prayer to the world.
I have read many of Immaculee’s books. I loved reading Our Lady of Kibeho and The Boy who Spoke to Jesus. It was such a pleasure hearing her speak. She gave a wonderful retreat. One of the Kibeho visionaries, Valentine, was a guest at the retreat. I was anointed by Valentine with blessed oil, heard beautiful words that fed my soul, and the day ended with a healing mass and procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
In the 1980’s, Valentine delivered this message from Mary. “The Holy Mother says that her love for you, her children, is greater than the love any earthly mother has ever felt for a child.” Valentine continued, “Her arms are wide open to embrace all who come to her; she will press you tightly to her bosom and cherish and protect you…She says that Jesus is looking for a place to live and begs you with her tears to offer Him a home in your heart…Love my Son, love each other, and care for the poor and sick. Do not let jealousy and anger into your hearts; fill them with kindness and be willing to Forgive.”
The messages of Mary are still being received by Valentine today. The messages have not changed. Valentine lives in Belgium and receives a public message every May 15th.
Our mother is trying to help us. When will we listen?