Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo
ADOLPHUS MUKASA LUDIGO

St. Adolphus Mukasa Ludigo was a Munyoro by tribe from Mwenge-Toro . His parents are unknown because he was captured in the inter-kingdom wars and brought to the palace as a captive.

He served as a page of the audience hall of king Muteesa I and Mwanga II.

He was baptized on 16 November 1885 by Pere Lourdel (Mapeera). He was burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on Thursday 3 June 1886 (Ascension day).

 Adolphus is the patronage of Farmers, Herdsmen and Hunters.


An artistic illustration of how St. Mukasa and some other Martyrs were burnt alive

Highlights
Status: Saint
Age: 24 to 25 years
Tribe: Munyoro
Place of origin: Toro - Mwenge
Occupation: Page of audience hall
Baptism Date: 16/11/1885
Baptised By: Pere Lourdel
Martyrdom Date: 03/06/1886
Martyrdom Place: Namugongo,
Manner of martyrdom: Burnt to death
Virtues:
Patronages: Farmers, Herdsmen and Hunters
St. Adolfus Ludigo, conspicuous by your following of our Lord's spirit of service to others; obtain for us a love of unselfish service.
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