The Marians established their Rwandan mission in 1984. The first mission was in the north of the country, in the Mwange parish, diocese of Ruhengeri. Since 1998, the Marians moved to a new parish — Nyakinama of the same diocese. The Formation House for the candidates to the Congregation, Postulants, and Novices is also located there.
The present challenge for our missionary service is undertaking work in Kibeho, diocese of Gikongoro — the site of first Marian apparitions in Africa. Our plans for a new community are complete. Work is currently in progress building a new retreat house.
Presently there are seven Marian priests serving in Rwanda. Our Apostolate concentrates its work on formation of the young people, particularly those who think of entering the religious way of life. We also perform ministry in its largest aspect — spreading of the Marian spirituality, and working for peace and reconciliation through helping victims of the fratricide.
- Fr. Ryszard Kusy, MIC
- Vicariate Superior
- Centrum Formationis Marianae
- CFM - Kibeho, B.P. 4541 Kigali
- Website: kibeho-cana.org
Marians in Rwanda
Religious Houses and Residences
NYAKINAMA - KIBEHO - Marian Community
Religious House in Nyakinama
Mary of Kibeho, Mere du Verbe Marian Formation Center
Statue of the Merciful Jesus, in Kibeho.