Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo was by tribe a Munyoro. His parents and county of origin are not known as he was captured during the inter-kingdom wars and brought to the king's palace.

In the palace, he served as a page of the audience hall of both king Muteesa I and Mwanga II.

He was baptized on 16 November 1885 by Pere Lourdel. Kiriggwajjo was burnt in the Namugongo furnace on Ascension day, Thursday 3 June 1886 when he was 20years or more.

Kiriggwajjo is the patron of Dairy farmers and veterinary.

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

Status: Saint
Age: about 20 years
Tribe: Munyoro
Place of origin: Unknown
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: Chastity
Patronages: Dairy Farmers and Veterinary
St. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo, humble servant preferring a devout life to wordly honours; obtain for us to love piety more than earthly things

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