Saints of the Day – John Mary Mzec, Martyr

image of a holy card of the Martyrs of Uganda, based on a painting by Albert Wider, 1962Article

Died January 1887; beatified 1912. Blessed John was a native of Uganda, who baptized many in the hour of death. He was beheaded (Benedictines). He may have been canonized in 1964 as one of the Martyrs of Uganda, but I’ve not yet located any information to verify this. The Benedictines do, however, list Charles Lwanga as a saint.

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>