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.


  • TOrganise 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

01 October Closed

: International Day of Older Persons; Feast of St. Thereza of the Child Jesus, patron saint of the Mission.

02 October Closed

: Feast of the Guardian Angels International Day of Non-Violence. Anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), the Apostle of Non-violence. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

04 October Closed

: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

05 October Closed

: World Teachers’ Day

07 October Closed

: Our Lady of the Rosary

08 October Closed

: (1894) Bro Amans together with Fr. Henri Gaudibert founded the parish of Kasozi (Kooki). After few days (12), he fell sick and was asked to go back to Europe for treatment; he died on the way at Bagamoyo (19 January 1895).

09 October Closed

: (1962) 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Uganda : (1884) Death of Muteesa I at Kasubi Nabulagala and was buried on the 19th October.

10 October Closed

: Feast of St. Daniel Comboni. Founder of the Comboni Missionaries (male and female), pioneer evangelisers in Northern Uganda.

11 October Closed

: International Day of the Girl-Child : Feast of St. John XXIII : Sister of Mary Reparatrix (SMR, Entebbe/Bugonga), celebrating “100 years of Love and Service” in Uganda. They arrived in Uganda in 1913 invited by Mgr. Henri Streicher.

12 October Closed

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

15 October Closed

: International Day of Rural Women

17 October Closed

: Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabulagala & Namugongo, 6.00pm

18 October Closed

: (1964) 53rd Anniversary of the canonisation of the Uganda Martyrs. : Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. : (1888) Expulsion of the Missionaries, both Catholics and Protestants, from Buganda. : 1930: Death anniversary of Mother Marie Salome, co-foundress of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (White Sisters) at the age of 83. She is buried in the Basilica of Our Lady of Africa, Algiers, Algeria.

19 October Closed

: (1879) 138th Anniversary of the perpetual missionary oath of Bro. Amans Delmas. It was at Nabulagala. - Day of Prayer and reflection for the religious in Uganda at Mapeera-Nabulagala Catholic Parish. - (1868) 149th Anniversary of the foundation of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) in Algiers, Algeria. - (2014): Beatification of Pope Paul VI by Pope Francis. Pope Paul VI canonised the Uganda Martyrs in 1964 and visited Uganda in 1969 (31st July - 2nd August). He is given the title of “The Pilgrim Pontiff”.

20 October Closed

: (2002) Beatification of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa, two Ugandan Catechists killed in Northern Uganda (Paimol, Gulu) in 1918. They were beatified by Pope John Paul II in Rome.