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 May Closed

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker

12 May Closed

(1890) 127th Death Anniv. of Fr. Simeon Lourdel Mapeera. Pilgrimage to Nabunnya. Mass will start at 5.00pm and the main Celebrant will be Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala.

17 May Closed

Mapeera and Amans monthly Mass at Nabulagala at 6.00pm

25 May Closed

Beginning of the Uganda Martyrs’ Novena ending on the 2nd June. Theme of 3rd June: “Stand firm in the Faith, That we have been taught.” (Colossians 2: 7)

26 May Closed

(1886) Mwanga condemns the future martyrs to death at Munyonyo. : (1886) Baptism of Mugagga, Mbaaga Tuzinde,Kizito, Gyaviira by Charles Lwanga in Bumbaale prison near the king’s palace at Munyonyo. : (1886) Mapeera goes to Munyonyo from Nalukolongo to plead for the Christians : (1886) Martyrdom of Denis Ssebuggwawo, Andrea Kaggwa at Munyonyo; Pontian Ngondwe at Kyamula (Ttakajjunge) : Pilgrimage to Munyonyo for the Catechists.

27 May Ongoing

: (1886) Martyrdom of Athanasius Bazzekuketta at Nakivubo; Gonzaga Gonza at Lubawo.