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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 August

    (1888) Kabaka Mwanga was dethroned and replaced by Kiweewa.

  • 3 August

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

  • 6 August

    Priestly ordination, Masaka Diocese at Kitovu Cathedral

  • 8 August

    (1896) Birth of Daudi Chwa II at Mengo

  • 12 August

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

  • 13 August

    Priestly ordination, Kampala Archdiocese at Lubaga Cathedral

  • 14 August

    (1897) Daudi Chwa II enthroned at the age of one year to replace his father
    Kabaka Mwanga who had rebelled against the British.

  • 15 August

    Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 17 August

    Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabulagala, 6.00pm

  • 20 August

    Priestly ordination, Kasana-Luwero Diocese

  • 27 August

    (1894) Buganda became a protectorate of Great Britain


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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