Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Segatashya’s story is amazing, spellbinding, miraculous, and riveting! The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho is the well-documented and researched account of how a very poor, illiterate, pagan farmer boy from a town in Africa so small it literally wasn’t on the map came to be a prophet and evangelist before he was murdered.  I’ve read quite a bit about the saints and various apparitions over the years, but there is something about Segatashya’s experience that makes him stand out. 
Just for the record, Segatashya’s apparitions of Jesus have not (as of yet) been officially approved by the Vatican.  Most members of the Commission of Enquiry assembled to investigate the apparitions of the Blessed Mother to the three schoolgirls in Kibeho and later Segatashya’s visions were brutally murdered in the Rwanda genocide in 1994.  Also at that time, a vast amount of the proof collected was destroyed in fires.
As has often been the case over the centuries, the suffering these four youth endured for receiving and delivering the messages they were given to pass on was severe.  The courage of this young man in following God’s will as it was revealed to him by Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother is nothing short of miraculous. 
Through the grace of God, and the warning from one of the visionaries, the lone psychiatrist in Rwanda Dr. Muremyangango Bonaventure who was on the Commission of Enquiry, kept the copious notes, reports, interviews, and transcripts from his time investigating Segatashya’s cause were preserved.  It is in using the detailed notes, research, and spending time with author Immaculée Ilibagiza that the quotes and vivid details included were passed along.
I highly recommend The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho and the others Immaculée Ilibagiza has written with Steve Erwin.  Click here to read more about the book or to order your copy.
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