Immaculée Ilibagiza will journey to Fatima, Lourdes, Burgos and Santiago de Compostela to experience Marian Apparition Sites
Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide survivor, recipient of Mahatma Ghandi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace 2007, and author of the New York Times bestseller Left to Tell, will lead a Catholic Pilgrimage for her first visit to the celebrated Marian Apparition sites from October 28th through November 5th. Immaculée will personally lead the nine-day mission to the Grotto of Lourdes, the Little Chapel of Apparitions, and the Cathedrals in Fatima, Burgos and Santiago de Compostela.
“Throughout my life experiences, my faith has always been the inspiration and source for my strength,” stated Immaculée. “I want to take my first journey to the Marian Apparition Sites with others that share my faith, my convictions, and my beliefs. I know this journey of faith will be a once in a lifetime experience for all of us on the trip.”
This Catholic pilgrimage will visit several of the most famous religious sites in the world including the Grotto of Lourdes, the Little Chapel of Apparitions, and Cathedrals in Fatima, Burgos and Santiago de Compostela, which will create a truly unique experience. These sites are where thousands visit these important Marian Shrines every year where countless miracles have been witnessed and documented.
All of the one hundred people on the mission will be participating in the candlelight procession in Lourdes, walking in the footsteps of St. Bernadette and St. James, and the Pilgrim Mass at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Immaculée, who has appeared in numerous media including 60 Minutes, CNN, EWTN, The New York Times, USA Today and many other domestic and international outlets has recently signed a contract with MPower Pictures to produce a major motion picture about her story. This mission will precede the production of the film.
To join Immaculée on this journey visit CTS central.
About Immaculée Ilibagiza:
Immaculée Ilibagiza was born in Rwanda and studied Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Rwanda. Her life transformed dramatically in 1994 during the Rwanda genocide when she and seven other women huddled silently together in a cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house for ninety-one days.
During this horrific ideal, Immaculée lost most of her family, but she survived to share the story and her miraculous transition into forgiveness and a profound relationship with God. Today Immaculée is regarded as one of the leading speakers on peace, faith, and forgiveness. She has shared her universal message with world dignitaries, school children, multinational corporations, churches, and at many conferences. Immaculée works hard to spread her message and to raise money for her Left to Tell Charitable Fund which directly benefits the children orphaned by the genocide.