Pilgrims can drink and bottle holy water at the bottom of a steep hill next to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Kibeho, Rwanda. This is the only sanctioned Marian sanctuary in Africa. Kibeho's overseers and the Rwandan government hope this place will become a top tourism site. The Virgin Mary appeared here in 1981to three young women, one of whom still lives near the church grounds.
Photographed on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl