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Friday, September 9, 2016

Saint Peter Claver - September 9

Born in Catalonia at Verdu in 1580, he studied with the Jesuits and later became a Jesuit himself.  Before he was ordained in Cartagena he sailed to Colombia in South America to help the indigenous people.  As a priest he made a special vow to evangelize and give all assistance possible to the African slaves.  Saint Peter Claver is protector of slaves and missionaries among the African peoples.

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Art - Saint Peter Claver - from Catholic OnLine 

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