Uganda Martyrs Day 2011

A pilgrim asks for the price of fried grasshoppers near Namugongo shrine during the martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011

A pilgrim asks for the price of fried grasshoppers near Namugongo shrine during the martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

A necklace bearing a picture of “Jesus” is sold near Namugongo shrine during the martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011

A necklace bearing a picture of “Jesus” is sold near Namugongo shrine during the martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

A pilgrim negotiates for dressing room mirrors by the roadside near Namugongo shrine during the Martyrs’ day celebrations on June 3, 2011

A pilgrim negotiates for dressing room mirrors by the roadside near Namugongo shrine during the Martyrs’ day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Pilgrims touch picture carvings of the martyrs with their rosaries while asking for blessings at the Namugongo Shrine during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011

Pilgrims touch picture carvings of the martyrs with their rosaries while asking for blessings at the Namugongo Shrine during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Burundian pilgrims arrive for mass at Namugongo Shrine during the during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011

Burundian pilgrims arrive for mass at Namugongo Shrine during the during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Pilgrims at the Namugongo Shrine. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

Pilgrims at the Namugongo Shrine. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. . The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Maama Maria Nyerere arrives for mass at the Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. Celebrations to mark the Uganda Martyrs Day began yesterday with prayers for the beatification of late Tanzanian President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere

Maama Maria Nyerere arrives for mass at the Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. Celebrations to mark the Uganda Martyrs Day began yesterday with prayers for the beatification of late Tanzanian President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere

Nigerian pilgrims attend mass at Namugongo Shrine during the during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

Nigerian pilgrims attend mass at Namugongo Shrine during the during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. . The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

An elderly pilgrim walks to the Namugongo Shrine to attend prayers during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

An elderly pilgrim walks to the Namugongo Shrine to attend prayers during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

A vendor sells customized key holders in Kyaliwajjala, a Kampala suburb during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

A vendor sells customized key holders in Kyaliwajjala, a Kampala suburb during the Martyrs day celebrations on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

The Namugongo Shrine hosted today June 3, 2011 thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims

The Namugongo Shrine hosted today June 3, 2011 thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims

Pilgrims seat next to the holy waters.The Namugongo Shrine hosted today June 3, 2011 thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Pilgrims sit next to the holy waters.The Namugongo Shrine hosted today June 3, 2011 thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

The procession makes its way to the pulpit (not in the picture) for the Martyrs Day prayers at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

The procession makes its way to the pulpit (not in the picture) for the Martyrs Day prayers at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

The First Reading is carried in a granary by Pilgrims from Arua Archdioceses for the Martyrs Day prayers at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

The First Reading is carried in a granary by Pilgrims from Arua Archdioceses for the Martyrs Day prayers at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith

An Usher monitors pilgrims during the Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

An Usher monitors pilgrims during the Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo Shrine on June 3, 2011. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Pilgrims pray at the Namugongo Shrines on June 3, 2011 as they celebrated Martyrs Day. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

Pilgrims pray at the Namugongo Shrines on June 3, 2011 as they celebrated Martyrs Day. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith. The Namugongo Shrine thousands of Pilgrims from all over the world. South Africa, DR Congo, Rwanda, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria were among the countries that sent pilgrims.

2 thoughts on “Uganda Martyrs Day 2011

  1. HALLO,EDITOR!PLIZ THANX FOR THA’ WK.YAH HAVE REALLY MADE MI TO CELLEBRATE THA’ HOLLY DAY WIT THA’ HOLLY MARTYRS THOUGH AM FAR AWAY FRM HOME.TEK CARE.

  2. These pictures are great but there is something missing. I am a lost why the Catholic church made no attempt at finding out the names of the mytres . Until Pope Pius the 6th made an effort to have a church erected at the site where these people were burnt, all we ever heard of them was “the seven myters of Uganda. Who were they? Its about time they get canonized and made saints.

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