Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo
DAUDI OKELLO

Blessed Okello Daudi was born about 1900. His father was Lodi and mother; Amona of Ongon Payira clan.

Okello was baptized on 6th June 1916 by Fr. Caesar Gambaretto, a Comboni Missionary at the newly founded Catholic Mission of Kitgum. His godfather was Firmino Mugenyi of Masindi. He was confirmed on 15th October 1916.

He was speared to death on Sunday 18th October 1918 at Paimol, Kitgum district, Acholi, Northern Uganda.

Okello is a patron of Catechists.


Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala and the part of the Ugandan pilgrims at the occasion of the beatification of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa, 20th October 2002.

Highlights
Status: Blessed
Age: about 18 years
Tribe: Acholi
Place of origin: Paimol, Acholi
Occupation: Catechist
Baptism Date: 06/06/1916
Baptised By: Fr. Caesar Gambaretto
Martyrdom Date: 18/10/1918
Martyrdom Place: Paimol,
Manner of martyrdom: Speared to death
Virtues:
Patronages: Catechists
Blessed Jildo Irwa and Blessed Daudi Okello who gave up your lives for the spread of the Catholic Faith; obtain for us the zeal of spreading the Catholic Faith.
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