|The Rwandan Genocide in 1994 that Mary warned of 12 years before|
At the beginning of the events, the initial messages all came from the Virgin Mary, and they were full of her love for her children here on Earth. Early on, the content of the messages was often instructional, providing spiritual direction and guidance for people to live more devout lives, repent of their sins and reject sinful temptations, so as to draw closer to God. Mary's instructions for humanity included urging everyone to pray the rosary every day to ward off evil; and for all people to open their hearts to one another, and to help one another.
|Kibeho visionaries Alphonsine, Marie Claire and Anathalie|
Suddenly, Alphonsine let out a terrifying heart wrenching scream: "I see a river of blood! What does it mean? No, please!...Why are You showing me this, Mother? Stop...please stop! The trees are exploding into flames, the country is burning!...Oh no!..no!....Why are those people slaughtering each other?
Later that same day, another visionary, Marie-Claire, was given similar visions of her countrymen slaughtering each other en masse, and she cried aloud in horror of the images she was being shown. It is estimated that there were 20,000 people in Kibeho that day, and all were terrified of what they had heard through the visionaries.
At that time this vision and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s prophecy seemed completely unrealistic to most, even though it is true that the Rwandan’s have a very long history of tribal feuds and the animosity amongst the different tribes and social groups has always been a significant problem for the country. What the Virgin Mary soon began to plead for is for the people to abandon this hatred based on tribal affiliations, and to see all of their fellow Rwandans’ as brothers. She strongly encouraged all peoples to have a love and concern for others centered and based on the love and mercy of Her Son, Jesus. And by practicing this love, She said the looming civil war and bloodshed could be averted. Sadly, too few Rwandans heeded Our Lady's advice, and the country descended into madness, mayhem, and murder, just as She had predicted. If they had only listened to the Virgin Mary's warnings when She appeared in Kibeho, the bloody genocide never would have happened!
|Our Lady of Kibeho holding a Rosary|
Jesus warning 12 years before the genocide
"Do not forget that God is more powerful that all of the evil in the world....The world is on the edge of catastrophe. Cleanse your hearts through prayer. The only way is through God. If you do not take refuge in God, where will you hide when the fire has spread everywhere?" -Our Lady of Kibeho