Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Share Her Story at St. Mary of the Pines on July 21

Jul 12, 2017
Photo by: Supplied INSPIRING: Hear Rwandan Genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza’s tale.

If you enjoy inspiring stories, the place to be on Friday, July 21, is St. Mary of the Pines Church, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, when Rwandan Genocide survivor and best-selling author Immaculee Ilibagiza will be sharing her story of faith, hope and forgiveness starting at 7 p.m.

In 1994, Ilibagiza spent 91 days with seven other women, crammed in a 12-square-foot bathroom concealed behind a wardrobe in the home of a Hutu pastor, while hundreds of thousands of Tutsi Rwandans, including Ilibagiza’s father, mother and two of her three brothers, were brutally killed by the Hutu-majority government. In 2006, Ilibagiza released her best-selling book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. In 2008, she followed with Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide. Now a naturalized United States citizen, Ilibagiza tours the nation and the world to share her powerful message.

Tickets, which are $15 per person, for her public appearance at St. Mary of the Pines are available until July 20, and space is limited. For information or to purchase tickets, call Carole Gordon at 609-698-3664. —D.B.

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