The courage of a fully lived faith: The Martyrs of Uganda
This pilgrimage will take place at Saint Maurice in Switzerland on June 3 2018. It will focus on Charles Lwanga and his 21 companions, the Martyrs of Uganda, canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1964.
The Abbey of Saint Maurice (which houses the relics of Saint Maurice and his companions of the Theban Legion, Africans who were martyred here in Roman times) invites you to join in this event.
A dozen African choirs from French and German speaking will lead this prayerful gathering.
The Programme will include:
from 9:00: Gather at the Parish Church of Saint Sigismond, in Saint Maurice town.
10:00: Opening of the Pilgrimage by Fr Jean Scarcella, Abbot of Saint Maurice. Address given by Fr Gerard Chabanon, former Superior General of the Missionaries of Africa and former provincial of Uganda.
11:00: Prayer and Praise, Sacrament of Reconciliation.
12:30: Bring-your-own picnic in the dining room of St Maurice’s College.
14:30: Procession to the Basilica of Saint Maurice.
15:00: Marian Prayer, Litany of the Saints, Festive Celebration in the Abbey Basilica.
16:00: Sending forth on Mission
Prayer Vigil in the Basilica, Saturday June 2, from 8.00
Contacts : Marie-Christine Begey firstname.lastname@example.org
Chanoine M-A Rey email@example.com P. Claude Maillard firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Ferdinand Ilunga, coordination des chorales email@example.com
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