Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Bruno Sserunkuuma was by tribe a Muganda from Buddu county. His father was Namunjulirwa and mother Ndibaliza. He was of Sheep (Ndiga) clan -Ovis.

He was a page of king Muteesa I and a soldier (palace guard) of king Mwanga II He was baptized 15 November 1885 (the day their leader, Joseph Balikuddembe died) by Pere Giraud.

He was burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on the Ascension day, Thursday 3rd June 1886 at the age of 30.

Sserunkuuma is the patron of; Penitents, tempted to lust of flesh, to drinking, violence and unlawful marriages.

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

Status: Saint
Age: 30 years
Tribe: Muganda
Place of origin: Buddu
Occupation: Palace guard
Baptism Date: 15/11/1885
Baptised By: Pere Giraud
Martyrdom Date: 03/06/1886
Martyrdom Place: Namugongo,
Manner of martyrdom: Burnt to death
Patronages: Penitents, Tempted to lust of flesh, to drinking, violence, Unlawful marriages
St. Bruno Serunkuuma, soldier who gave an example of repentance and temperance; obtain for us the virture to repentance and temperance.

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