The Franciscan Mission Association welcomes Friar Adam Mutebi Klag, OFM Conv. to the United States this summer. As part of the FMA’s summer mission preaching program, Friar Adam will visit numerous parishes of the Our Lady of the Angels Province promoting the work the Friars do around the world.
Friar Adam was born and raised in Poland where he first encountered the Friars. After entering the Order in Cracow, Poland, professing vows as a Franciscan, and being ordained a priest, Fr. Adam became a missionary in Uganda. As is the local custom in Uganda, when an outsider comes to live with them, he is given a local name. Upon his arrival, Fr. Adam was given the name “Mutebi” by His Grace Cyprian Kizito lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala.
Fr. Adam currently ministers in Uganda where he is pastor of a church in Matugga, about 12 miles of the country’s capital, Kampala. Besides serving over nine outstation churches, his parish educates over 3,000 children in nursery, primary, secondary, and technical schools. About 700 of these children are supported through generosity of benefactors in the USA and other countries.
Like St. Francis, Fr. Adam preaches the Gospel everywhere—promoting Franciscan missions in the United States and abroad.