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 August Closed

: (1888) Kabaka Mwanga was dethroned and replaced by Kiweewa. : (1969) Pope Paul VI ordained twelve bishops at Kololo, among them four Ugandans, namely Albert Baharagate (Hoima), John Baptists Kakubi (Mbarara), Barnabas Halem’Imana (Kabale) and Serapio Bwemi Magambo (Auxiliary-Fort Portal).

02 August Closed

: (1969) Pope Paul VI pilgrimage to Namugongo. He consecrated the Altar which was placed at the exact place where St. Charles Lwanga was executed.

03 August Closed

: (1910) Burial of Kabaka Mwanga at Kasubi Royal Tombs. He died in May 1903 in Seychelles.

05 August Closed

: (1966) Creation of Kampala Archdiocese covering the whole of Buganda with the exception of Masaka (Buddu). Mgr Emmanuel K. Nsubuga was appointed its first Archbishop. : (1966) Creation of Jinja Diocese with Mgr J. Wiertz as Apostolic Administrator. : Priestly ordination, Masaka Diocese at Kitovu Cathedral

08 August Closed

: (1896) Birth of Daudi Chwa II at Mengo. He was the son of King Mwanga II and Evelyn Kulabako Maasombira. He was enthroned on 14th August 1897 at the age of one year to replace his father who had rebelled against the British; full kabakaship started on the 5th August 1914. He reigned from 1897-1939. He was the 34th king in the lineage of Kintu. He was the first reigning King of Buganda to openly declare himself as a 'practicing' Christian. He was succeeded by his son Muteesa II.

10 August Closed

: Ordinations - Kampala Archdiocese

12 August Closed

Mass at Nabunnya at 5.30pm

14 August Closed

: (1912) Pope Pius X declared the Uganda Martyrs ‘Venerable’

15 August Closed

: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. : (1897) Episcopal ordination of Mgr Henri Streicher (Stenseera) at Bukumbi (Tanganyika).

17 August Closed

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

18 August Closed

: (1937) Death of Mgr Henry Hanlon (MHM) at Freshfield, England. He was the first Vicar Apostolic of Upper Nile Vicariate (1894-1911). The seat was at Nsambya.

19 August Ongoing

: Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabunnya, 5.30pm