Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Ambrose Kibuuka Katikamu was a Muganda by tribe from Ssingo county. His father was Kisuule and mother Ampera. He was from Scaly Ant-Eater or Pangolin (Lugave) clan -Manis 'Tricuspis Treminckii.

He was page of the audience hall of king Muteesa I and Mwanga II.

He was baptized on 16 November 1885 by Pere Lourdel. Ambrose was also burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on Thursday 3 June 1886 at the age of 18.

He is the patronage Societies: Scouts, Guides, Young Christian Workers, Xaverians, T.C.W. etc.

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

Status: Saint
Age: 18 years
Tribe: Muganda
Place of origin: Ssingo
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
Patronages: Societies: Scouts, Guides, Young Christian Workers, Xaverians, TCW
St. Ambrosius Kibuuka, young man full of joy and love of your neighbour; obtain for us fraternal charity.

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