By Francis Jjunju
The newly developing second Martyrs Shrine in Uganda, “Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine “ currently run by the Franciscan Fairs from Poland surprised believers from various parishes who flocked the place to commemorate the Divine Mercy Sunday for the marked development only two years since Pope Francis visited the place.
The Martyrs Shrine is the place where Uganda Martyrs were condemned to death by the late King Mwanga and at least two Martyrs St. Andrew Kaggwa and Denis Ssebugwawo were beheaded in May 1886.
The Pope Nuncio Archbishop Michael August Blume again blessed and commissioned the ground breaking for the construction of the Divine Mercy Chapel where the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the daily basing for believers to pray for themselves.
Archbishop Blume said with the world taken by a era of noise it has come with merciless hearts with no help to the under privileged, the sick, blind and refugees among other vulnerable groups which call for God’s Mercy on a daily basis and it has to be extended to them by Catholics and communities where they live.
He said strong faith cannot be depicted in one taking only daily prayers or attending mass but helping the afflicted to experience love, hope and justice as called for by the messenger of Divine Mercy St. Faustina.
He reminded the gathering to seek reconciliation, receive the Sacraments of penance and Holy Eucharist if one is to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
The prayers started with confessions, a teaching on Divine Mercy by a popular evangelist Fr. Raymond Kalanzi from Kabulamuriro, adoration of the blessed Sacrament and reciting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3pm.