Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo

St. Mugagga Lubowa was a Muganda by tribe from Mawookota. His father was Mazinga and his mother Nassubwa. He was of Leopard (Ngo) clan -Felix Pardus.

He was a page in the inner private courts of King Mwanga II.

He was baptized on 26th May 1886 by Charles Lwanga. He was burnt alive in the Namugongo furnace on the Ascension Day, Thursday 3rd June 1886 at the age of between 16 and 17.

Mugagga Lubowa is the patron of Clubs, Tailors and Community Development.

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

Status: Saint
Age: 16 to 17 years
Tribe: Muganda
Place of origin: Mawokota
Occupation: Page of inner private courts
Baptism Date: 26/05/1886
Baptised By: Charles Lwanga
Martyrdom Date: 03/06/1886
Martyrdom Place: Namugongo,
Manner of martyrdom: Burnt to death
Patronages: Clubs, Tailors and Community Development
St. Mugagga, young man renowned for your heroic chastity; obtain for us perserverance in chastity.

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