Oil Dedicated to St Charles Lwanga 2 (Patron for Converts)
St Charles Lwanga 2 (Patron for Converts) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Charles Lwanga a Christian saint and Ugandan martyr who is venerated as the patron saint for converts. He believed to have lived in the late 19th century in what is now modern-day Uganda.
Lwanga a member of the Baganda tribe, which ruled by a king who hostile to Christianity. Despite the risks, Lwanga converted to Christianity and baptized along with several of his companions.
Lwanga and his fellow converts faced persecution and harassment from the king, who opposed to their faith. The king saw Christianity as a threat to his authority and sought to eradicate it from his kingdom.
In 1886, the king ordered the execution of several of Lwanga’s fellow converts, including a group of young boys who were serving as pages in the king’s court. Lwanga and his companions tortured and martyred for their faith, but their bravery and devotion inspired many others to convert to Christianity.
Today, Saint Charles Lwanga remembered as a model of Christian courage and commitment. He venerated as the patron saint of converts, and often invoked for guidance and protection for those who are seeking to follow Christ.
In addition to his role as a patron for converts, Saint Charles Lwanga also venerated as a patron saint for the Catholic Youth. His feast day celebrated on June 3rd in the Western Church, and on June 6th in the Eastern Church. He remembered as a powerful intercessor for young people. And a symbol of hope and inspiration for all who seek to live a life of faith and devotion.