Katigondo Seminary was founded by the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers). Established at its present location in 1911, Katigondo holds a unique position in the life of the Catholic Church in Africa being the first seminary south of the Sahara in modern times.
The priestly ordination of the first two Ugandans in 1913 was the greatest achievement of the seminary. Since then 4000 seminarians have studied in Katigondo of whom 1700 have been ordained priests and 27 bishops. Among her former students are: Most Rev Dr Joseph Kiwanuka (first African Bishop), Laurent Cardinal Rugambwa (First African Cardinal), Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga (First Ugandan Cardinal), Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala (Second Ugandan Cardinal), Mr Joseph Mubiru (First Governor of Bank of Uganda), Archbishops, Bishops, Priests and thousands of laity in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Sudan who have effectively served the Church and society in many capacities.
The climax of the celebrations will take place on 25 May 2013. Former students, well-wishers and friends of Katigondo are invited to support and to join in the celebrations of this historic occasion. Contributions towards the work of formation of future priests at Katigondo Seminary and for the centenary celebrations may be made into the following bank account:
d) To buy a stand-by generator
e) To install solar lighting system
f) To build a new students' residence
Katigondo National Seminary P. O. Box 232, Masaka-Uganda e-mail:email@example.com