Mapeera Nabunnya Pilgrimage Center


About us

Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre (MNPC) was officially inaugurated by the Vicar General of Kampala, Mgr Charles Kasibante, on the 20th December 2015. The event coincided with the 162nd birthday anniversary of the Apostle of Uganda, Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera.

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Objectives of the Centre

  • The beatification of the pioneer Catholic Missionaries in Uganda, Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera and Bro. Amans Delmas.
  • To make these missionaries and their spiritual sons, the Uganda Martyrs, more known, loved and taken as models of Christian commitment.
  • To make known the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda as a source of inspiration for Christian witness today.
  • To spread the Glory of God and to build His Kingdom.

Activities

  • To organise seminars and workshops the life and works of Mapeera, Amans, the Uganda Martyrs and the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda.
  • Make available to the public writings and other articles (e.g., photos, badges, stickers, T-Shirts, etc.), about Mapeera, Amans, the Uganda Martyrs and the history of the Catholic Church in Uganda.
  • Run a library focusing on the same above subjects.
  • Prepare special prayers, novenas, retreats and pilgrimages in the course of the year related to the life of Mapeera, Amans and the Uganda Martyrs.
  • Organise pilgrimages to key places linked to Mapeera, Amans and the Uganda Martyrs.

Motto of the Centre: "For the Glory of God and His Kingdom"


News & Events

02 July Closed

: (1879) At Nabulagala, the pioneer missionaries consecrated their lives, mission and country Uganda to the Blessed Virgin Mary. +This year 2018, there will be a renewal of this act at Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre. We will start with the procession in the compound with the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 3.00pm followed by the Holy Sacrifice of Mass at 4.00pm.

03 July Closed

: (1852) Birth of Bro. Amans Delmas at Palmas in the district of Rodez in France.

09 July Closed

: (1944) Death of Nsingisira Joseph one of the survivors of Namugongo Holocaust. Together with Denis Kamyuka, they were present at the beatification of the Uganda Martyrs in Rome on the 6th June 1920.

12 July Closed

: Monthly Mass at Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre at 6.00pm.

13 July Closed

: (1846) Birth of Mgr Leon Livinhac, at Buzeins in the district of Rodez in France. He was the first bishop of Uganda and baptised the first Uganda Catholics. His remains are buried at Nabulagala.

14 July Closed

: (1885) Mapeera, Amans and Fr. Pierre Giraud founded Nalukolongo mission. : (1896) Death of Bishop Antonin Guillermain at Villa Maria. His successor was Bishop Henri Streicher.

15 July Closed

: (1926) Birth of Mgr Adrian Ddungu at Ssango in Rakai district. He was the successor of Mgr Joseph Kiwanuka in Masaka Diocese in 1962.