After 20 years of training to become a Catholic priest, a man says he enjoys marriage.

Jude Thaddeus Jasu, a Ugandan, spent 20 years studying to become a priest at a seminary.

That changed along the road, and he not only changed his life path, but he also met and fell in love with Connie Mary Kiteko, whom he married in a Kampala wedding.

Jude acknowledges that two and a half years into his marriage, he has not only accepted but actually enjoyed the changes.

Jude Thaddeus Jasu and Connie Mary Kiteko were married on August 17, 2019 at St Francis Chapel at Makerere University in Uganda.

The newlyweds then had a reception at the Las Vegas Gardens in Gaba, Kampala, for the guests.

Jude married Connie at Makerere University’s St Francis Chapel. Photographer:

Just a week before the wedding, Connie had taken her fiancé to her parents’ house in Paya Village, Tororo District, for introductions.

After 20 years of seminary training, I decided to leave.

Jude, who is currently a lecturer of psychology at Asmara College of Education in Eritrea, always wanted to be a priest when he grew up, according to

The young man studied for the priesthood for more than 20 years, but his goal was dashed when he had to quit the seminary for reasons that were never revealed.

Jude was fortunate enough to be supported by the Mill Hill Missionaries to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in education from Nairobi, Kenya, despite leaving the mission.

I was having a hard time adjusting to the change.

He admits to failing to adapt into the outer world after spending a significant portion of his life in a seminary with priests.

“I had to go through a lot of counseling from my family and Mill Hill Missionaries members.” He said, “I was told that God’s ways are not our ways, and that He is the one who has a reason for everything.”

It took him three years to not only learn how to cope outside of the seminary, but also to realize that he could pursue other interests outside of the priesthood and still achieve, according to him.

I didn’t know how to date.

Jude also revealed that when it came time for him to marry, he had no idea how to select a suitable partner.

He went on to say that, despite what a buddy had told him, when he met the perfect person, love would come easy to him, he had no idea how to ask a woman out.

When he returned to Uganda for the holidays in 2015, he was invited for a visit by a friend, and his life took an intriguing turn.

“He informed me about his sister and said I may date her.” He refused to approach her on my behalf, despite the fact that I had no idea what to say or do. “When I eventually met her, she was so lovely that I couldn’t speak,” he recalled.

Jude eventually had the confidence to meet Connie, a manager at a law business in Wandegeya, Kampala.

It’s a decision he doesn’t regret, since the two have been dating for two and a half years and not only got married in 2019, but have also enjoyed their marriage.

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