The Word Among Us

October 2007 Issue

Our Lady of Kibeho

From a backwater village in Rwanda comes an urgent message for the world.

By: Liz Kelly

The Catholic imagination has long been captivated by apparitions. In large part, this is because they magnify the reality of a heaven that loves so much that it reaches down to earth. It sprinkles paradise over our everyday world and stirs our appetite for the Eternal One.

Apparitions are one of heaven’s most dramatic ways of piercing human history. They call us to a new view of life. In Willa Cather’s novel,...

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