ABOUT PIOUS KINTU (CONGO'S FRERE PIUS)

PROFILE OF PIOUS KINTU - LAY PREACHER WITH GIFTS OF PRAYER AND HEALING

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 to date.

 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.

 

PIOUS KINTU AFTER CROSSING RIVER CONGO

Pious Kintu has spent all of his adult life travelling from parish to parish, always upon invitation, (with his Bible, St. Benedict crucifix, and the Holy Rosary), praying for and with catholic faithful from all walks of life - individually, in families, groups or very large congregations.

Pious feels great empathy with the needy - both spiritual and temporal. This gift has enabled him to touch millions of lives through direct encounters and the mobile phone.

During public sessions, which are often preceeded by Holy Mass, Pious Kintu wears the white religious vestment of the Lay Catechetical Ministry of the host diocese. He does not possess any liturgical vestments.

 

 

 


 

 

PIOUS KINTU (CENTRE) WITH A CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN EUROPE
PIOUS KINTU PRAYING FOR THE LITTLE ONE
A JOYFUL RECEPTION INDEED

Pious Kintu has travelled to many parishes in Eastern Congo over the past 6 years.

Pious Kintu once described himself as being "like Jonah".

A young Kenyan medical doctor compared Pious Kintu to "the Kenyan steam locomotive upcountry passenger and goods train of the 1970s, which would stop at each and every station to load and off-load" (through doors and windows, to be precise!).

Pious Kintu is an instrument of Jesus in The Blessed Sacrament whom Our Lord uses to bring consolation and hope to the sick, the displaced, the marginalised, and the most forsaken.


 

 

Public healing sessions are almost always accompanied by formal exposition of The Blessed Sacrament.

In addition to the gifts of prayer and healing, Pious Kintu is a lay preacher whose focus is on adult catechesis - with emphasis on the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony, Family Life, and the evils of witchcraft and drunkenness.

Records indicate that Pious Kintu has directly influenced thousands of couples to receive the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony by circumventing cultural practices like dowry payment and expensive wedding ceremonies.

A HUMBLE GROUP WEDDING INITIATED BY PIOUS KINTU
PIOUS KINTU (LEFT) AT A MARIAN SHRINE IN KINSHASA

Pious Kintu promotes devotion to the daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and frequent recitation of the Holy Rosary.

He has influenced the establishment of Adoration Chapels in various urban churches.

His concern for the environment has led Pious to promote tree planting - for shade, for agricultural use and as wind breakers.

Pious Kintu is well known for his large consignments of millions of seeds from one parish to another, and for influencing the establishment of tree nurseries.

There is a large collection of photographs of the scenery that Pious encounters on his journeys. 

 


 

SHADE TREES AT THE UGANDA MARTYRS' CATHOLIC SHRINE, NAMUGONGO
CROSSING THE RIVER CONGO