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.


  • 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


: All Saints Day : (1885) Baptism of Noah Mawaggali and John Mary Muzeeyi by Fr. Lourdel at Nalukolongo.

02 November Closed

: All Souls Day

05 November Closed

: (1914) Remembrance of the Birth Day of Emmanuel Cardinal Kiwanuka Nsubuga. He initiated the inquiry on the life of Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera for his beatification and canonisation in 1987.

06 November Closed

: Novena leading to the commemoration of the Martyrdom of Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe.

08 November Closed

: Pilgrimage to Nabulagala Mission as one of the activities of ARU Golden Jubilee. The Chief pilgrim will be His Eminence Joao Cardinal Braz de Aviz (Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life) who will preside the Eucharistic Adoration at 3.00pm. There will be Holy Mass for those who will arrive earlier at 12.00 noon.

09 November Closed

: Dedication of Lateran Basilica (Rome)

10 November Closed

: ARU Golden Jubilee. Mass at Lubaga Cathedral at 10.00am. Main Celebrant His Eminence Joao Cardinal Braz de Aviz.

11 November Closed

: (1922) Death anniversary of Mgr. Leo Livinhac, first bishop of Uganda. He died in Algiers. His remains were brought to Uganda in 1975 and buried at Nabulagala on 6th March 2011.

12 November Closed

: Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre, 5.30pm

15 November Closed

: (1885) Martyrdom of Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe at Nakivubo. : (1885) Baptism of Charles Lwanga, James Buuzabalyawo and Bruno Sserunkuuma by Fr. Pierre Giraud at Nalukolongo.

16 November Closed

: (1885) Baptism of Denis Ssebuggwawo, Athanasius Bazzekuketta, Gonzaga Gonza, Ambrose Kibuuka, Anatole Kirigwajjo, Achilles Kiwanuka and Adolophus Mukasa Ludigo. They were baptised by Pere Mapeera at Nalukolongo.

17 November Closed

: (1885) Baptism of Pontian Ngondwe by Fr. Pierre Giraud at Nalukolongo. : Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabulagala & Namugongo, 6.00pm. :Closing Session of the Diocesan Inquiry on the life of the Servant of God, Mother Mary Kevin. Holy Mass, presided by Bishop Christopher Kakooza will be at Lugazi Cathedral starting at 10.00am.

19 November Ongoing

: Mass at Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre at 5.30 to pray for the beatification of Mapeera and Amans.