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Mission of Mercy featuring Imaculee Ilibagiza

  • St. Monica Congregation 160 East Silver Spring Drive Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217 United States (map)

Immaculée Ilibagiza is a living example of faith put into action. Immaculée’s life was transformed dramatically during the 1994 Rwandan genocide where she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor’s house. Immaculée entered the bathroom a vibrant, 115-pound university student with a loving family - she emerged weighing just 65 pounds to find her most of her family had been brutally murdered. Immaculée survived against all odds and came out with a new strength of faith and a message of mercy. Today Immaculée is regarded as one of world’s 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. For more info see her website at

Her book, Left to Tell, will be available for purchase in January at the Cenacle Bookstore at St. Eugene and after Masses at St. Monica. Book groups will meet in February leading up to her presentation in March. Groups will meet at various days and times,  contact Heather Patrowsky, to join a group. Reception to follow in Donovan Hall.