“Yes, indeed…! This is the country of the thousand smiles!”, the Kigali airport ticket agent answered pleasantly, paraphrasing the well-known touristic slogan: “Rwanda. The country of the thousand hills”. We had been telling him how happy we felt after our apostolic mission in the Diocese of Ruhengeri, in the North of the country, with its simply friendly and welcoming people.
The Work of the Church was ending a new apostolic mission in Rwanda, from 1st to 19th September 2022. Almost two hundred people had had the opportunity to take part in the various activities, retreats and encounters, in different places of the country.
Last July 28, 2021, a voice has died in the Church. A captivating song of a living and vibrant Church cannot be heard any longer. Our “farewell,” remembering her fondly, engulfs the hearts of all who have known her and been alongside Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia.
It is also true, according to the unfathomable plans of the Lord, who burns with zeal for the glory of His beloved –the Church– that the echo of that song will continue to resound even more powerfully in the whole Church through the numerous writings, videos, talks, and through the witness of the life of Mother Trinidad herself; and also through the spiritual offspring for whom the Lord asked her in these words: “give me offspring who may do the same, so I can have you always before me.”