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

  • 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

01 June Closed

Nalukolongo Mapeera Bakateyamba Home: 28-29-30-31 May – 1st June: Daily Masses at 5.00pm in preparation for the 3rd June. Also, everyday, there will be a talk (Ekyoto) and a film from 8.00pm to 10.00pm about the Uganda Martyrs and the Pioneer Missionaries.

03 June Closed

: Feast of the Uganda Martyrs. Pilgrimage to Namugongo. Tororo Archdiocese will lead this year’s celebrations. Theme: “Let us walk in the Light of God as a Family” (1 John 1: 5-10)

08 June Closed

: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

09 June Closed

: Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

10 June Closed

: Corpus Christi (in Uganda)

17 June Closed

: (1879) Arrival at Kigungu of Frs. Leon Livinhac, Leon Barbot, Ludovic Girault together with Bro. Amans Delmas who went to fetch them from Kageye (Tanganyika).