St Denis Ssebuggwawo – Feast Day – May 25

Today is Monday, January 30, 2023

St Denis Ssebuggwawo, also known as Dionysius Sebuggwawo, is one of the Martyrs of Uganda. He was born at Kigoloba, Bulemeezi, Uganda around the year 1870.

He was beheaded on May 25 1886 and died as a martyr in Munyonyo, Uganda during the Christian Persecutions in the reign of King Kabaka Mwanga of the Buganda Kingdom.

He was canonized by Pope Paul VI on October 18 1964 in Rome, Italy. We celebrate his feast day on June 3 and on May 25 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Denis Ssebuggwawo Biography

St Denis Ssebuggwawo - Feast Day - May 25

Date of Birth 1870
Place of Birth Kigoloba, Bulemeezi, Uganda
Place of Work Uganda
Date of Death May 25 1886
Place of Death Munyonyo, Uganda
Feast Day May 25 and June 3
Beatification By Pope Benedict XV June 6 1920
Canonization By Pope Paul VI October 18 1964
Patron Saint of Musicians

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