St. Peter Claver


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/09


Patron Of: African Americans, African Missions, Against Slavery, Black Missions, Race Relations, Colombia

Also known as
    Slave of the Blacks
    Slave of the Slaves
Memorial
    9 September
Profile
    Farmer's son. Studied at the University of Barcelona. Jesuit from age 20. Priest. Influenced by Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez to become a missionary in America. Ministered, physically and spiritually, to slaves when they arrived in Cartegena, converting a reported 300,000, and working for humane treatment on the plantations for 40 years. Organized charitable societies among the Spanish in America similar to those organized in Europe by Saint Vincent de Paul.

    Peter said of the slaves, "We must speak to them with our hands by giving, before we try to speak to them with our lips."
Born
    1581 at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain
Died
    8 September 1654 at Cartegena, Colombia of natural causes.
Canonized
    1888 by Pope Leo XIII
Patronage
    African missions
    African-Americans
    against slavery
    black missions
    black people
    Colombia
    foreign missions
    inter-racial justice
    Lake Charles, Louisiana, diocese of
    Negroes
    race relations
    Shreveport, Louisiana, diocese of
    slavery
    Witbank, South Africa, diocese of

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