August 11th – Bl. Isidore Bakanja

Isidore Bakanja

Bl. Isidore Bakanja – (c.1885-1909)
Lay Martyr
August 11th

Bl. Isidore Bakanja, a member of the Boangi tribe, was born in Bokendela (Congo) between 1880 and 1890. In order to survive, even as a boy, he had to work as bricklayer or in farms. He converted to Christianity in 1906.

He was working in a plantation run by a colonialist in Ikili and was forbidden by the owner to spread Christianity… Read More…

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