PIOUS KINTU - LAY PREACHER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Although a native of Buganda, Pious Kintu (Congo's beloved frere Pius) has spent most of his life "on the move" within and outside of Uganda, in many parts of Africa and Western Europe.
The young Pious received his first sacraments at the current St. Noa Mawaggali Cathedral of Kiyinda-Mityana diocese, Uganda.
Three people made a
deep impression on his early christian formation.
His widowed mother who walked several miles through bush and farmland to attend the daily morning Mass (to the amusement of many villagers).
His grandfather, who ensured recitation of the Holy Rosary by the whole family every evening.
An uncle, the Rector of a Minor Seminary, whom the
young Pious loved and considered to be very holy.
It was during the many travels as a youth that Pious Kintu developed a deep devotion to Padre Pio and the Lay Capuchin Spirituality, which he practices
Pious Kintu actively promotes the message of Africa's Stigmatist Sr. Josephine of Luiza diocese. She is a religious of the Congregation of Our Lady of Grace, DR Congo.