Servant of God Cyprien Rugamba

Servant of God Cyprien RugambaAlso known as

  • Sipiriyani


Lifelong layman in the archdiocese of Kigali, Rwanda. A musician, composer, singer, choreographer and artist. Married to Daphrose Mukansanga in 1965. Father of six. Though raised in a Christian family, Cyprien was indifferent to the faith and a lousy, adulterous husband until a sudden conversion experience in 1982. Member of the Emmanuel Community. He and his entire family were massacred for their faith at home following a night of Eucharistic adoration. His Cause for Canonization as a martyr has opened.


  • c.1935 in Cyanika, Nyamagabe, Rwanda


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MLA Citation

  • “Servant of God Cyprien Rugamba“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2018. Web. 21 April 2021. <>