Our Lady of Kibeho Crowning Celebration
The Archdiocese of Louisville???s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host a celebration commemorating the 1st apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kibeho, Rwanda (East Africa) with the Our Lady of Kibeho Crowning Celebration. The event will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church located at 6105 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40214. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will preside over the celebration.
Our Lady of Kibeho is a title of Marian apparitions which appeared to several adolescents, in the 1980s in Kibeho, in south-western Rwanda. The apparitions communicated various messages to the schoolchildren, including an apocalyptic vision of Rwanda descending into violence and hatred, foretelling the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In 2001, the Catholic Church officially recognized the visions of three schoolchildren as authentic.
For further details, please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)471-2146.