Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

Today’s readings Today, Father John and I celebrate our anniversaries of ordination to the priesthood. He for 30 years, me for thirteen. Those anniversaries always fall on this memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and his companions, a feast I always find inspirational. One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and… Continue reading Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

Today’s readings One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa.  He and his companions were pages in the court of Mwanga, the Bagandan ruler.  He protected his fellow pages, aged 13 to 30, from the immoral demands of Mwanga, and encouraged and instructed… Continue reading St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

Today’s readings One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa.  He and his companions were pages in the court of Mwanga, the Bagandan ruler.  He protected his fellow pages, aged 13 to 30, from the immoral demands of Mwanga, and encouraged and instructed… Continue reading St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs