Feed the Hungry
Since the conflict between the LRA (Lords Resistance Army) and Uganda government began 21 years ago,
Sacred Heart Seminary has been among the Catholic Institutions people have come to for aid. Nearly 2,000
refugees would come to the seminary every day. These people left their homes for fear of being abducted
into captivity or killed by the LRA. During this time Sacred Heart Seminary was directly involved in
providing foodstuff (beans, maize flour, cooking oil, etc.) to some mothers to cook for the family members
who were living in the compound. This feeding program at the Seminary went on until May 11, 2003 when the
LRA attacked the Seminary and abducted 41 seminarians causing fear to all those taking refuge at the Seminary
so they left. Since the abduction of the seminarians only 30 have managed to escape from captivity. 11
seminarians are still missing and assumed dead. Please remember them in your prayers. We hope some of them
are still alive!
The feeding program continues today. Sacred Heart Seminary provides foodstuff (beans, maize, cooking oil,
blankets, salt) to help the needy in some of our parishes in the Archdiocese of Gulu. I would like to thank
all those generous friends and benefactors for their big hearts in reaching out to the hungry. I also wish to
recognize all the various stakeholders (e.g. NGO’s, Caritas/Gulu and other charitable organizations) involved
in feeding programs in the war-affected area of northern Uganda.
May the Lord bless you abundantly for seeing Christ in the face of the hungry.