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The Catholic Defender: Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Saints for our times

In our time with the confusion being sent out by the woke agenda leading our youth down into perdition.

Charles Lwanga (Luganda: Kaloli Lwanga; 1 January 1860 – 3 June 1886) was a Ugandan convert to the Catholic Church who was martyred with a group of his peers

In 1879, when Catholic missionaries arrived in the country, their strong witness inspired Lwanga to convert to Catholicism.

Charles Lwanga was burnt alive and martyred for his faith on June 3rd 1886, along with other Catholics. Pope Paul VI canonized him and his companions in 1964. St. Charles Lwanga was born in 1860 in the Kingdom of Buganda in the southern part of modern Uganda.

Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa.

One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa. He protected his fellow pages, aged 13 to 30, from the homosexual demands of the Bagandan ruler, Mwanga, and encouraged and instructed them in the Catholic faith during their imprisonment for refusing the ruler’s demands.

Charles first learned of Christ’s teachings from two retainers in the court of Chief Mawulugungu. While a catechumen, he entered the royal household as assistant to Joseph Mukaso, head of the court pages.

On the night of Mukaso’s martyrdom for encouraging the African youths to resist Mwanga, Charles requested and received baptism. Imprisoned with his friends, Charles’s courage and belief in God inspired them to remain chaste and faithful.

For his own unwillingness to submit to the immoral acts and his efforts to safeguard the faith of his friends, Charles was burned to death at Namugongo on June 3, 1886, by Mwanga’s order.

Pope Paul VI canonized these 22 martyrs on October 18, 1964,

In your love, grant that your Church, the field that was moistened by the blood of Saint Charles and his companions, may always yield a fertile harvest for you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Father, in the name of Jesus we ask you: To give hope to those who have lost hope in God, and who simply don't know what to believe. cannot live their lives as they would like to. May they Receive Hope and Healing. To give hope to parents and teachers who are entrusted with the care of the young.


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