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

  • 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

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 : Blessed 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 Ongoing

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