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 December Closed

: World AIDS Day

02 December Closed

: International Day of the Abolition of Slave Trade

04 December Closed

: (1882) Death of Fr. Leon Barbot one of the five pioneer missionaries in Uganda. He died at Zanzibar and his remains were brought back to Uganda in 1974 and are buried at Nabulagala Parish.

08 December Closed

: Feast of Immaculate Conception. Feast of Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (White Sisters), Good Samaritan Sisters (Nalukolongo). : (1953) First Leaders’ Meeting for the Apostolate of the Laity in Africa, held at Kisubi Seminary, from the 8th to the 13th December. The participants went on a pilgrimage to Namugongo on the 10th and donated a big painting of the Uganda Martyrs. Remember that St. Charles Lwanga had been declared by Pope Pius XI on 22nd June 1934 as the patron of the African youth movements of Catholic Action and this patronage was extended to all Catholic Action in Africa by Pope Pius XII on the 23rd July 1950.

10 December Closed

: World Human Rights Day

12 December Ongoing

: Monthly Mass at Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre – 5.30pm.