Randan Genocide Survivor and Best-Selling Author Immaculee Ilibagiza shares her story of

Faith, Hope and Forgiveness.


Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools are proud to present, “Left To Tell” by Immaculée Ilibagiza, Wednesday, December 12, at 7:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.



In 1994, Immaculée Ilibagiza’s idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.

Incredibly, Immaculée survived. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. 

It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculée discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God. She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love—a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers.

The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass at 5:30 pm

Presentation at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)

Tickets are $12 each; details are available at www.gtacs.org.

Parental discretion is advised due to mature content.