Saint Peter Claver
Feast Day: September 9
Patronage: Missionary work, Negro missions, black missions, slaves, against slavery, race relations, African Americans, inter-racial justice, foreign missions, against slavery
This fine art portrait, printed on acid-free, 80 lb. cardstock, with archival inks, is ready to frame. The watermark will not appear on your print.
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Saint Peter Claver, a Spanish Jesuit was inspired by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save “millions of perishing souls”. In 1610 he traveled to Cartagena, Columbia, the slave trade center, and ministered to slaves, sailors and townspeople. He provided medical treatment, food, spiritual instruction, and baptism to over 300,000 souls and continued to guide them afterward. He called himself a “slave of the Negro forever” and fought for the abolition of slavery. St. Peter Claver died after 4 years of an illness.