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 April Closed

(1890) Death of Fr. Chantemerle Jules at Bugoma (Ssese Islands). He was the first missionary priest to die in this country at the age of 33 years. He died of hepatitis. His remains were later on transferred to Bumangi Parish cemetery.

02 April Closed

: (1877) Ordination of Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera, in Algiers, Algeria. We pray for all the priests serving in Uganda that, at the example of Mapeera, the first catholic priest in this country, they may completely dedicate their lives to spreading the Glory of God and building His Kingdom.

09 April Closed

(1899) Arrest of Kabaka Mwanga and Omukama Kabalega and were later taken in exile to Seychelles Islands.

12 April Closed

Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 5.30pm.

14 April Closed

Good Friday. Way of the Cross starting at 3.00pm from Mapeera-Nabunnya Pilgrimage Centre and ending in Lubaga Cathedral.

16 April Closed

Easter Sunday

17 April Closed

1878) Departure from Algiers of the first group of ten Missionaries for East Africa. 5 for Tanganyika and 5 for Uganda. - Mapeera-Nabulagala Parish: Monthly Mass to pray for the cause of the beatification of Mapeera and Amans at 6.00pm. - Namugongo Martyrs Shrine: 5.00pm Talk on Mapeera + Amans + Uganda Martyrs. Followed by the Holy Mass at 6.00pm. (NB: This spiritual exercise will be conducted monthly here at Namugongo on this date of the 17th dedicated to pray for the cause of the Beatification of Mapeera and Amans.)

20 April Closed

26th Anniversary of the death of Emmanuel Cardinal K. Nsubuga, a great devotee to the pioneer missionaries, especially Mapeera. He died in Germany and was buried at Nalukolongo Bakateyamba Home on the 29th April 1991.