Blessed Isidore Bakanja – An Inspiration for Catechists

Blessed Isidore Bakanja whose feast day is August 12 teaches a lot about sacrifice, a virtue that is key for pastoral caregivers, especially Catechists.

In the catalog of Saints and those on their journey to sainthood, Blessed Bakanja who was born in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is widely recognized as a self-made Catechist whose zeal to evangelize the people of his time led him to his death.

He is a good model for Catechists in Africa, especially those who work in harsh conditions. Blessed Bakanja’s story is also a source of inspiration to those who have chosen to stay with the people in places where Christians are persecuted.

Source: ACIAfrica

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