Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Mother of the Word

Apparition in Africa: Our Lady of Sorrows
by Mary Jo Anderson   

Twelve years before the genocide in Rwanda that would claim the lives of a million people, the "Mother of the Word" appeared to a pious 16-year-old girl, Alphonsine Mumreke, in the remote village of Kibeho. The Virgin's first appearance was in late 1981 at a school administered by religious sisters whose students were predominantly Catholic, though some were Protestant and Muslim.

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