Bestselling Catholic author Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwanda genocide to find her entire family had been killed, will be the keynote speaker next week for Marquette University's annual Mission Week, which this year focuses on "The Art and Practice of Forgiveness."Amazing woman. Terrifying yet redemptive story.
The week kicks off with a special Mass at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Gesu.
Ilibagiza, who has written extensively on forgiveness and reconciliation, will speak on "Forgiving the Unforgivable" at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets, which were offered first to Marquette students, faculty and staff, will be available to the public beginning Friday at the Alumni Memorial Union Brooks Lounge.