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Peter obeyed, and in 1610 landed at Cartagena, where for forty-four years he was the Apostle of the negro slaves.
Trained in the school of Père Alfonso de Sandoval, a wonderful missionary, Peter declared himself "the slave of the negroes forever", and thenceforth his life was one that confounds egotism by its superhuman charity.
Claver went to each, cared for him, and showed him kindness, and made him understand that henceforth he was his defender and father.
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 St. Peter Claver, Our Patron Saint
Born in Catalonia, Spain in 1580, Peter Claver later studied at the Jesuit College of Barcelona and entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1602.
Studying philosophy at Majorca, Claver was persuaded to go to the Indies to save “millions of perishing souls." Moved by the fervent exhortations, in 1610 Peter Claver voyaged from Spain to Cartagena, where, after five years of further study, he was ordained as a priest.
Claver was canonized in 1888 when Pope Leo XIII declared St. Peter Claver as the patron saint of all missionary enterprises among Negroes.
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 St. Peter Claver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Claver, a native of Catalonia in Spain, early opted for the secular priesthood.
Nevertheless, Claver also made the slaveholders a part of his apostolate, for they had to be reminded of their conscientious duties to the slaves.
Thereafter Peter Claver was to remain the proud boast of his adopted city.
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Peter Claver was born at Verdu, in Catalonia, a province of Spain, about the year 1580.
Peter would go with a small group of helpers to meet each slave ship as it arrived, and go among the slaves as they were herded into a small shed.
Peter Claver has never again been forgotten and never will be, for he was canonized with his friend, Alphonsus Rodriguez, in 1888, and made the patron of all missions among the Negroes in 1896.
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 St. Peter Claver - The Catholic Community Forum
Peter Claver was born in Spain in the year 1581 and joined the Jesuit order as a young man and was ordained to the priesthood in 1615.
When Peter Claver landed, he was struck by the plight of the slaves and decided to devote the rest of his life to them, calling himself "the slave of the slaves forever."
Peter Claver was canonized in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII.
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 Peter Claver, St. Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Peter Claver (1580-1654) was a Spanish Jesuit missionary to Latin America.
Peter Claver was born in Verdu, Catalonia, on July 26, 1580, of prosperous parents.
In 1650 Peter Claver became a victim of the plague and lived the rest of his life in almost complete solitude, dying on Sept. 8, 1654.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : Litany of Saint Peter Claver (Prayer)
Peter Claver, emulator of the apostle of the Indies and Japan, Pray for the Negroes.
Peter Claver, tender father of the poor, the widows, and the orphans, Pray for the Negroes.
O God, Who in order that wretched slaves might come to the knowledge of Thy Name, didst endow St. Peter Claver, Thy confessor, with wonderful self-denial and eminent charity: grant that, by virtue of his example, many souls may be inspired with compassion for the poor Negroes and may courageously devote themselves to their conversion.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/Prayers/view.cfm?id=1145   (664 words)

 St. Peter Claver
Peter Claver, S.J. (1581-1654) was unable to abolish the slave trade, but he did what he could to mitigate its horrors, once the slaves arrived in the New World, by bringing them the consolations of religion and ministering to their bodily wants.
Father Claver, whose life's work was to be the instruction, the conversion and the care of the Negroes who landed in Cartagena, began his ministry under the guidance of Father Alfonso de Sandoval.
But Father Claver always intervened, and explained with great earnestness to the slave-masters that the slaves were the really important people at this particular performance, and that he himself was a mere cypher who was there for their convenience.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : September 09, 2006 : Peter Claver (USA)
Peter Claver was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia, Spain.
Peter was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia, Spain in 1581.
Peter would go to the warehouses and bring them food, water, medicine and clothing, for, as he said "We must speak to them with our hands, before we try to speak to them with our lips".
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?id=253   (1072 words)

 The Voices of the Saints: St. Peter Claver - Catholic Way
Saint Peter Claver was an ordinary man in some ways—he was sometimes repulsed by the physical problems and diseases of the slaves he treated.
Peter Claver was both a kind and a violent man. He was kind to tens of thousands of slaves whose abused bodies and souls he affectionately tended.
At twenty, Peter Claver became a Jesuit and was sent for training to Montesione College at Palma on Majorca.
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 Peter Claver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Saint Peter Claver, SJ Slave of the Slaves
Peter Claver was born in Verúd, Spain, entered the Society of Jesus in 1602, and was inspired to go to the missions by conversations with Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez.
He had signed his final vow formula "Peter Claver, slave of the slaves forever." Canonized in 1888, his feast is celebrated on September 9.
www.manresa-sj.org /stamps/1_Claver.htm   (185 words)

 Cartagena, Colombia: Home Page of Saint Peter Claver, Cloister, Museum, and Church.
Peter Claver was one of these people-"a slave to the slaves".
Claver´s birthplace was Verdú, Spain, a old town with 2,000 people, a medieval castle, located in the flat lands with vines and olives.
Claver was dying, while the hearts and minds of his brothers were remembering.
www.cartagenainfo.net /saintpeterclaver   (2636 words)

 Fr. Hardon Archives - Saint Peter Claver - Jesuit Saint
Peter Claver teaches us and the few letters we have of his and the many conversations that contemporaries of his remember, Claver had a keen sense of God's providence.
Claver recognized God's providence in the fact that there was such inhuman cruelty as the slave trade we've described, that God does not want the sin that those slave traders surely committed; but God did want – it was Claver's logic – others, including himself, to witness this inhumanity and do something about it.
Claver's work was humiliating because those with whom we labor, we identify with and you may be sure – I don't have to read this, I know it – you may be sure that of an evening when Peter Claver came back to his Jesuit residence, he stank, what else.
www.therealpresence.org /archives/Saints/Saints_020.htm   (2838 words)

 Peter Claver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Peter was born on a farm near Barcelona.
At the counsel of Alphonsus, Peter requested to join the missions of the New World and was sent to Cartagena, Colombia, an area that was under Spanish control.
Peter was ordained in 1615, and immediately taking advantage of his increased influence, boldly moved to help the slaves.
www.stmonica.cc /saints/claver.htm   (323 words)

 Claver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Peter Claver's childhood and claim that the piety of his family made a deep impression on him.
Peter listened to the Saint and in 1610 he landed at Cartagena, where for forty-four years he was the Apostle of the African slaves.
Peter declared himself the "Slave of the Negroes." He went out to meet their boat, carrying food.
www.monksofadoration.org /claver.html   (622 words)

 St. Peter Claver Church, New Orleans, LA -1 0f 2-[NBCC SPOTLIGHT]
Prior to being known as St. Peter Claver, the parish was known as St. Ann's for seventy years.
That same year, the doors of St. Peter Claver School opened and in 1944 the three-story school that still serves the community was opened.
It is this lay leadership that continues to be a priority in its social ministries, its liturgies, its commitment to education and its willingness to be at the forefront of improving the quality of life for the residents of the inner-city neighborhoods regardless of whether or not they are not members of the parish.
nbccongress.org /spotlight/st_peter_claver_church_new_orleans_01.asp   (544 words)

 St. Peter Claver Catholic Church - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
The Saint Peter Claver parish family is a Catholic faith community within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Peter Claver was born at Verdu in Catalonia, Spain in 1581.
Peter Claver taught them basic prayers and tried to assure them of their human dignity and God’s saving love.
www.spcparish.com   (1044 words)

 St. Peter Claver - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World.
Peter's determination to serve forever the most abused, rejected and lowly of all people is stunningly heroic.
Peter Claver understood that concrete service like the distributing of medicine, food or brandy to his fl brothers and sisters could be as effective a communication of the word of God as mere verbal preaching.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay/default.asp?id=1133   (620 words)

 St Peter Claver, Priest and Missionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
SEPTEMBER 9 A.D. A seventeenth-century Spanish Jesuit, St Peter Claver was for 40 years a missionary among the slaves of South America.
In 1610 Peter was assigned to Cartagena, Colombia, where he was ordained in 1615.
Peter devoted his life to helping these unfortunate victims, who lived under indescribable conditions of disease and hardship.
www.the-catholic-saint-site.com /st-peter-claver.html   (240 words)

 SAINT PETER CLAVER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Majorca he fell in with the holy lay-brother Alphonsus Rodriguez, who, having already learned by revelation the saintly career of Peter, became his spiritual guide, foretold to him the labors he would undergo in the Indies, and the throne he would gain in heaven.
Ordained priest in New Granada, Peter was sent to Cartagena, the great slave-mart of the West Indies, and there he consecrated himself by vow to the salvation of those ignorant and miserable creatures.
However tired he might be, when news arrived of a fresh slave-ship, Saint Peter immediately revived, his eyes brightened, and he was at once on board amongst his dear slaves, bringing them comfort for body and soul.
www.jesus-passion.com /saint_peter_claver1.htm   (305 words)

 Missionary Srs. of St. Peter Claver
For the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver, opportunities for service are as vast as are the missionary needs of the Universal Church.
A Sister of St. Peter Claver can be: secretary, administrator, accountant, journalist, editor, translator, artist, linotype or IBM operator, technician, receptionist, bookbinder, seamstress.
The Institute of the Sisters of St. Peter Claver was founded in 1894 by Blessed Mary Teresa Ledochowska.
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 St. Peter Claver Church
Peter Claver Church is a Roman Catholic parish whose founding purpose and continuing mission is to reach out to and be a faith home for African-American Catholics.
Peter Claver mixes formality of Catholic liturgy with all the wonderful trappings of a family gathering.
Peter Claver Church is located at 375 N. Oxford St. in St. Paul, just off the intersection of I-94 and Lexington Parkway.
www.stjoan.com /feature1/claver.htm   (1830 words)

 Amazon.com: Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves/Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de los Esclavos: Books: Julia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Many people can identify the name of St. Peter Claver from school, church or missals, but they are unfamiliar with this courageous and just man. This beautifully illustrated, bilingual book will introduce young children (and their parents) to his life and times.
Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit missionary who came to the New World in 1610.
Pedro Claver was one of the first people in history to dedicate his life to the defense of human rights.
www.amazon.com /Claver-Patron-Slaves-Patrono-Esclavos/dp/product-description/0809166976   (592 words)

 Sculpture Of Saint Peter Claver
In 1980, during the fourth century commemoration of the birth of Saint Peter Claver an international group of Jesuits, along with members of the Cartagena Society, met in Cartagena, Colombia.
Father Angel Valtierra, who, like Claver, was from Spain, had written a few biographies about the Saint, and suggested a monument to the "slave of slaves".
The popular sculptor Enrique Grau was commissioned to prepare a preliminary model that was to be: an extraordinary piece of art, that dignified Cartagena, and immortalize the memory of Saint Peter Claver.
www.cartagenainfo.com /saintpeterclaver/sculpture.html   (350 words)

 St. Peter Claver Church, New Orleans, LA -2 0f 2-[NBCC SPOTLIGHT]
It is due to this emergence of renewal among the parishioners that has caused many of the young people that were educated by the church and school to return to their church and recommitted themselves to the mission of the parish.
Peter Claver Church and School maintains its position as a leader in the Archdiocese and city of New Orleans.
Peter Claver is presently undergoing a Capital Campaign.
www.nbccongress.org /spotlight/st_peter_claver_church_new_orleans_02.asp   (629 words)

 Peter Claver
The Ladies Auxiliary was formed as a division of the Knights of Peter Claver in 1926, followed by the establishment of Junior Daughters and Junior Knights for girls and boys under 18.
Today Shaw and his wife Audrey, a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, are actively involved in the organization as members of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Los Angeles and participate at district and national levels.
She said her primary role at the convention in Sacramento was to expand the membership of the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver in the West.
www.diocese-sacramento.org /herald/articles/050521claver.html   (838 words)

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