• How it
    started?

    Beginning of martyrdom At the end of a long and frustrating hunting spree on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 25, 1886, so goes the story, Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda Kingdom went back home infuriated... Read More
  • St.Andrew
    Kaggwa

    Leader of ChristiansKaggwa joined the Catholic catechumenate in June 1880. He also seems to have attended Bible classes given by the Anglican missionary, Alexander Mackay... Read More
  • Prayer
    Centre

    for chastity Determination of Uganda Martyrs to life in chastity and their refusal to homosexual wishes of King Mwanga II, were one of the reasons why he decided to put them to death... Read More
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Martyrsof Munyonyo

Andrew Kaggwa (or Andrea Kahwa) (1856 - May 26, 1886) was a Ugandan Roman Catholic martyred for his faith. He was one of many Christians put to death by King Mwanga II between 1885 and 1887.

He was the king Mwanga's bandmaster-General, the Mugowa. He was baptized on 30 April 1882 by Pere Lourdel (known as Fr. Mapera) at Nabulagala. Martyrdom spot of St. Andrew is within bounders of Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine

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St. Denis Ssebuggwawo (Catholic) was by tribe a Muganda from Bulemeezi county. His father was Kajansi and mother, Nsonga (Musoga).

Ssebuggwawo was from Edible or Cane Rat (Musu) clan - Thryonomys Swinderianus. He was a page of king Muteesa I and a page in personal attendance of Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda. Ssebuggwawo was baptized on 16 November 1885 by Pere Lourdel (Fr. Mapera). Martyrdom spot od St. Denis is 300m from Munyonyo' Martyrs' Shrine

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St. Pontian Ngondwe (Catholic) was a Muganda by tribe from Kyaggwe county and of White Egret (Nnyonyi) clan -Bubulcus Lucidus. His father was Birenge and mother Mukoomulwanyi (Buffalo Clan).

Ngondwe was a page of King Muteesa I and a palace guard of King Mwanga II. Martyrdom spot of St. Pontian is aprox 2km from Munyonyo at Kyamula Sub-Parish of Makinde.

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Mukasa Musa (Moses) Anglican. He had been a page under Muteesa I, and was in charge of the King's mosque, but held a minor post at court under Mwanga. He was a bright and brave boy who always stuck to his decisions. He was speared to death.

Martyrdom spot of Mukasa Musa is at the shore of the Lake Victoria 500m from the Shrine. More on the website of Meng-Archdeacony-Namirembe Diocese (Anglican Church)...

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Forgotten ShrineAbout the Martyrdom Place

Today, Namugongo Martyrs' Shrine is a centre of attraction to countless pilgrims. Among millions christians visiting Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo were: Pope Paul VI and blessed John Paul II. Development of Namugongo Shrine overshadowed historical royal place of Munyoyno...

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  • Catechists

    Munyonyo is a place where catechists from all over the country are gathering every year on 26th May. Celebrations are presided by Bishops from dioceses of Kampala Archdiocese
  • Ecumenism

    Among Munyonyo Martyrs are Christians of different backgrounds and religious customs. We pray so that we will be one flock under one shepherd.
    John 10:16
  • Today

    Over the years, the church built in Munyoyno in honour of Martyrs a tiny chapel, that it seats less than 20 people.Mass is celebrated daily at 7am and on every Sunday at 8am
  • Future

    There is a need of constructing new Shrine Church and other facilities for pilgrimsClick here to get more information about upcoming projects and developments. Read More
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Our believe

  • Do Catholics worship saints? +

    Adoration is the worship and homage that is due to God alone. The Saints are human like you and I. Read More
  • Why do we have so many saints? +

    There are over 10,000 named saints from history. Read More
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