The holy place
Ruhango parish, about 20 kilometers from Kabgayi in the southern province of Rwanda, is the Center Jesus Merciful home in Ruhango that every tourist cannot abstain to visit in Rwanda. (Urugo rwa Yezu Mutagatifu).
Here has been initiated the divine Mercy worship from the beginning of the 1990 years, that from all countries of the region, thousands of believers tourists and patients come, without discontinuity, every first Sundays of every month searching for their relief.
Many miraculous recoveries have been recorded here. For this reason, Ruhango became a shrine of the perpetual adoration of the Holy Sacrament attracting different kinds of people around the world.
The first miracles appeared at the parish in 1992 during a holy sacramental pilgrim that saw many sick people healed during prayers dedicated to the sick.
Sick person carried to be prayed for
Despite being a holy place full of wonders and miracles, Ruhango Jesus the merciful center has become an attractive tourist site where many people around the region tour for pleasure, exploration, need for divine and spiritual healing and much more.
Many miraculous healings do take place there, but above all, it is known as the only parish where people went for refugee during the 1994 genocide committed against the Tutsi and none were killed which is a different story from other parishes in Rwanda.
If not a myths, people neighboring the parish say that a great miracle occurred during the 1994 genocide when a white priest who was at the parish named Stanley saw people who had took refuge at the parish staving and ordered them to cook mean while there was nothing at all to cook.
It is said here that by the time refugees were making fire a truck came from nowhere carrying food but the driver said that he is been sent by someone he did not know.
Tourists and pilgrims visiting the place will also find a cross that is said to have placed its self at the place where authorities of the parish had planned to put it.
Congregation attending prayers
Testimonies of Felicita Nyirambanje from Nyamagabe district in the southern province of Rwanda say that through prayers at the parish she was able to be healed the wounds she had for 14 years.
General prayers at the parish are conducted every first Sunday of the moths gathering thousands of people from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, the democratic republic of Congo and different tourists.
Ruhango parish authorities have said that the parish is set to build hostels for pilgrims and tourists who come from abroad adding that another gathering for prayers will be conducted on the
15th of April 2012.
Tourism in Rwanda is composed of different safaris including mountain gorillas, forests, genocide memorial sites, holy places such as Kibeho and the Ruhango Jesus merciful center, mu
seums, king Rudahigwa’s palace (former King of Rwanda) and much more.