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Announcing a Novena to the Uganda Martyrs also known as St Charles Lwanga and Companions – beginning 25 May

Announcing a Novena to the Ugandan Martyrs also known as St Charles Lwanga and Companions – beginning 25 May

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887.

They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.   The deaths took place at a time when there was a three-way religious struggle for political influence at the Buganda royal court.   The episode also occurred against the backdrop of the “Scramble for Africa” – the invasion, occupation, division, colonisation and annexation of African territory by European powers.   The Catholic Church beatified the martyrs of its faith in 1920 and canonised them in 1964.

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Passionate Catholic. Being a Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site, which is now using the Traditional Calendar, will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. "For the saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This site adheres to the Catholic Church and all her teachings.

3 thoughts on “Announcing a Novena to the Uganda Martyrs also known as St Charles Lwanga and Companions – beginning 25 May

  1. Yep Iswara – one of our friends here particularly requested this Novena too and I am so happy to do both – especially to promote devotion to such little known Saints. Double prayers will do us good too 🙂

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