Grasslands and farms over rolling hills and mountains characterize Rwanda’s landscape.  Its population density is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.  The people endured the state-orchestrated genocide in 1994, when 800,000 were killed in 100 days.  The country is striving to rebuild its economy.

Sorrowful Mysteries:  Intentions for Rwanda

1. That Rwandans may heal from the memory of the 1994 genocide

2. That the fruits of relief from the nation’s debt be felt by all

3. That economic growth may lift people out of poverty

4. That Rwandan refugees may be able to come home

5. That Rwanda continue its success in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with  education and prevention programs that have reduced the prevalence rate below 3% from 13% in the 1990s

Posted on A Million Roses for the World
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Ave Maria Online Magazine
Extravagant displays of devotion to Mary gets curtailed as world culture emphasizes the rational, scientific and technological aspects of life. There seems to be no more time for the more affective expressions of religion.

  Then, after a while, people get fed up with the absolutely rational and logical culture, and rediscover religion and the affective part of the human soul and its needs.

  And Mary is one of those.

Love and support for Pope Francis
The Church is certainly a human and historical institution with all that entails, yet her nature is not essentially political but spiritual: the Church is the People of God, Holy People of God making its way to encounter Jesus Christ. Only from this perspective can a satisfactory account be given of the Church's life and activity.

  Christ is the Church's Pastor, but his presence in history passes through the freedom of human beings; from their midst one is chosen to serve as his Vicar, the successor of the Apostle Peter.

  Yet Christ remains the center, not the Sucessor of Peter: Christ, Christ is the centre.

A Million Roses for the World
A gift of love, faith and goodwill from the people of the Philippines. Pope Pius IX once said: “Give me an army praying a million rosaries a day and we will conquer the world.” We are not out to conquer the world…but to save it for God to whom it rightly belongs.

Browse our archives
%d bloggers like this: