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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.


  • Organise seminars and workshops about 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

:: Eddoboozi lya Mapeera ne Amansi: No. 6. Nabulagala 2016

:: 137th Anniversary of the first Eucharistic Celebration in Uganda

:: Nalukolongo, the last station before Namugongo

:: Historical facts about Nabulagala

:: Historical facts about Nabunnya

:: Historical facts about Nalukolongo

:: Prayer for re-dedication to Mother Mary of Nabulagala

:: Pope Francis' Address at Mapeera-Bakateyamba Home: Nalukolongo, Kampala, 28 November 2015

:: Pope Francis' speech to the Catechists and Teachers: Kampala, Munyonyo, 27 November 2015




  • 1 September

    World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation (Vatican)
    (1912) Mgr John Biermans ordained bishop.
    He succeeded Bp. Henry Hanlon for Upper Nile Vicariate.

  • 6 September

    (1895) Arrival of Bishop Henry Hanlon in Uganda and the first group of the Mill Hill Missionaries.

  • 8 September

    Feast of the Nativity of B. V. Mary
    (1869) Opening of the first novitiate of the Missionary Sisters of our Lady of Africa (White Sisters) in Algiers. These were the first female religious to arrive in Uganda in 1899.

  • 10 September

    (1888) Kiweewa enthroned to replace Mwanga.

  • 12 September

    Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre, 6.00pm

  • 14 September

    (1889) Exaltation of the Cross. Arrival of Mapeera and Fr. Denoit Camille at Bulingugwe Islands from Tanganyika.
    In February 1890 they founded Nabunnya Mission.

  • 17 September

    Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabulagala, 6.00pm

  • 21 September

    St. Mathew, Apostle.
    International Day of Peace

  • 30 September

    (2012) Death of Mgr Joseph Willigers, first bishop of Jinja Diocese.


Contact Us

4 Stensera Road, Rubaga,
(near Pope Paul VI Memorial Hotel)
Kampala, Uganda

P. O. Box 14187 Mengo-Kampala, Uganda

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