“Katonda!” The Feast of St Charles Lwanga, Martyr. Best patron saint for LGBT month!

St Charles Lwanga



This year today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, but in 2022 I will with real pleasure be able to celebrate, using the Traditional Missale Romanum, the Feast of St. Charles Lwanga.  The decree Cum sanctissima allows for the celebration of Saints canonized after 1962 provided that the day is not some feast that would outweigh it.

Here is what I posted on St. Charles in the past.

If you don’t know this saint, be sure to read it.  It is powerful.

As “Pride” month continues…

Today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, murder victims and martyrs of homosexual depravity.

Today we might also contemplate the various ways in which the State is encroaches in our lives in this regard and tries to force us to do things that are repugnant to nature and to God’s laws.

Today we should especially ask God to forgive and convert all those who in any way have contributed to or succumbed to any aspect of what is rightly called toxic “gender theory” and called demonic, due to its origin.

More on that HERE and HERE and HERE.

Today is the feast day of a saint, who died as a martyr especially because he resisted a sodomite king, who was furious that he and many children wouldn’t have homosexual sex with him.

St. Charles Lwanga and many other martyrs died between 1885 and 1887 in Uganda. They were beatified in 1920 and canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964.

In 1879 the White Fathers were working successfully as missionaries in Uganda.  They were, at first well received by King Mutesa.

Then there came a new pharaoh, as it were.

Mutesa died and his son, Mwanga, took over.  He was a ritual pedophile.

Charles Lwanga, a 25 year old man who was a catechist, forcefully protected boys in his charge from the king’s sodomite advances.

The king had murdered an Anglican Bishop and tried to get his page, who was protected by Joseph Mukasa, later beheaded for his trouble.  On the night of the martyrdom of Joseph Mukasa, Lwanga and other pages sought out the White Fathers for baptism. Some 100 catechumens were baptized.

A few months later, King Mwanga ordered all the pages to be questioned to find out if they were being catechized.  15 Christians 13 and 25 identified themselves.  When the King asked them if they were willing to keep their faith, They answered in unison, “Until death!”

They were bound together and force marched for 2 days to Namugongo where they were to be burned at the stake.  On the way, Matthias Kalemba, one of the eldest boys, exclaimed, “God will rescue me. But you will not see how he does it, because he will take my soul and leave you only my body.”  He was cut to pieces and left him by the road.

When they reached Nanugongo, they were kept tied together for seven days while the executioners prepared the wood for the fire.

On 3 June 1886 (that year the Feast of the Ascension… therefore a Thursday), Charles Lwanga was separated from the others and burned at the stake. The executioners burnt his feet until only the charred stumps remained.  He survived.  His tormentors promised that they would let him go if he renounced his Faith. Charles refused saying, “You are burning me, but it is as if you are pouring water over my body.”  They set him on fire.

As flames engulfed him he said in a loud voice, “Katonda! – My God!”

“Katonda!”  … Better than “Wakanda!”

His companions were also burned together the same day. They prayed and sang hymns.

Charles Lwanga and companions died for their Faith and because they resisted the intrinsically evil of homosexual sex.


Charles Lwanga, pray for us!



Thanks to the Great Roman™.  Here are a couple of shots of the canonization ceremony for St. Charles and companions…. during Vatican II.

Quite self-referential and maybe even neo-Pelagian, I’d say.



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  1. JustaSinner says:

    Something tells me St Lwanga would be offended by rainbow flags…

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    i pray my own private litany each morning with many many saints. very few get the epithet “the glorious”. he is one of them.

  3. APX says:

    Sorry, Father. You’re out of date on your acronym. Now it’s 2SLGBTQQIA+.

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  5. Is anyone really surprised that the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of our Lord, so wounded by our transgressions and the feast day of these martyrs, would be publicized as a month to celebrate homosexual ‘Pride’ (the root of all sin)?

    Nothing happens randomly. While the purveyors may be ignorant, the one who incentivizes them to certainly isn’t.

  6. JesusFreak84 says:

    Bryan, I think that’s part of it, but I think it’s also they want to make sure kids aren’t in school, the weather’s nice, etc. They’re not willing to suffer in the cold and go through all of the struggles the March for Life does Every Freaking Year.

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  8. Joy1985 says:

    St. Charles Lwanga and companions please intercede for our world today to repent of the depravity and turn to Our Lord. Amen!

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