Today is the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs. Father Barron and the Word on Fire team are in Uganda filming for the Catholicism
series and participating in the celebration, which attracts over 500,000 people, some of whom walked for two weeks from neighboring countries in order to participate!
The crew visited an orphanage in Kapeeka, Uganda, yesterday. The orphans had prepared a beautiful welcoming song for the team, and Nancy Ross sent the video! Watch it on the blog post.
In addition, the celebration of the Feast began today. Father Steve offered a special Mass at the Word on Fire Chapel in honor of Saint Charles Lwanga and his companions, who were martyred in Uganda in the late 1800's. Read his homily here, and join us in prayer for the Word on Fire team and the people of Uganda through the intercession of St. Charles Lwanga and his holy companions.