Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona

18 June -- Commemoration
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Martyrs, page 464

Born in Portuguese East Africa, Bernard Mizeki went to work in Cape Town and there he was converted to the Christian faith by the Cowley Fathers. He then gave his life as a translator and evangelist among the MaShona in what is present-day Zimbabwe. He was murdered on this day in 1896 in a tribal uprising and is revered throughout Central Africa as a witness to the gospel of Christ.