Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza Shares Story of Faith, Hope, Healing with BSM Community

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza Shares Story of Faith, Hope, Healing with BSM Community

Benilde-St. Margaret’s students, faculty and staff were honored and grateful to have had speaker, Immaculée Ilibagiza share her story of faith, hope, healing and forgiveness with the entire BSM community on Thursday, April 25.

Ms. Ilibagiza is a woman of deep faith who endured the horror of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. Hiding out in a bathroom for 91 days with seven other women, Immaculee turned to prayer as a way to combat the anger she felt and the terror happening around her.

Red Knights had the chance to read Immaculee’s book, Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust during class and the BSM community had the chance to participate in a community book read during the month of April.

Ms. Ilibagiza's story of hope and courage tied into our Scripture theme for the year, "You are the light of the world." As she tells her story, she found comfort in the light of her faith and was determined to let her light shine even against impossible odds.  

Faculty, staff and students also had the chance to participate in a book signing during her visit.

The BSM community would like to thank Ms. Ilibagiza for visiting us and sharing her inspirational and heartfelt story of faith with our community.

View our Facebook post and photo album from Ms. Ilibagiza's visit here.