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St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient and distinguished families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602 and took his final vows on August 8th, 1604. While studying philosophy at Majorca, the young religious was influenced by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save "millions of perishing ... Continue Reading

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  1. Daniel McDermott
    1 year ago

    Saint Peter C.. defines character through perseverance

  2. Joseph Mathew
    1 year ago

    St. Peter Claver please pray for us to live according to God's will.

  3. Tom Roman
    1 year ago

    Let us praise the Lord for so great a saint as St. Peter Claver who converted 300,000 people to the Catholic Faith. Let us follow his example and convert others in our neighborhoods around each of us with the same zeal, faith and generosity. Praise The Lord!

  4. christie
    1 year ago

    St. Peter Claver, pray for us always. Amen

  5. christie
    2 years ago

    Happy feast day, st Peter Claver. I thank God for His boundless mercy on my family members. Grant good health to all of us. Dear Jesus, I love and thank you. Amen

  6. Joseph Mathew
    2 years ago

    St. Peter Claver, please pray for us to be on the right path always.

  7. Mary Munie
    2 years ago

    Yes, St. Peter Claver was an inspirational, compassionate saint who loved the downtrowen and poor slaves. I went to the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis MO, and prayed last year for a special miracle. My son's house was near foreclosure and he was being divorced. It was in the very cold month of January, with frosty weather, and my family and I went to Mass and prayed for this house to be sold, as it was on the housing market for 14 months. The house was located in a very remote area in the country, in the woods, and was 12 miles out of town. Very few people came to see it while for sale. My son was living with us and very depressed. At the Shrine of St. Joseph, I prayed to St. Peter Claver while the relic held his bone and I light a votive candle at his statue and prayer for my son's house to be sold before it went into foreclosure. The very next month a couple from out of town, came into the area and bought the house...we all proclaimed it was a true miracle due to St. Peter Claver. God bless St. Peter Claver.

  8. Nita
    3 years ago

    Thank you for the information on St Peter Claver. I am a convert from Protestantism and the Saints is one of the areas I have much to learn about. I am humbled by St Peter Claver's humility, compassion and mercy for the victims of the horrible slave trade. It gives rise to the question ,"now what?"..... The horrific attitudes that still linger in areas in our country, There is still much to be done to restore all Americans to their rightful place in our society. Slavery was and still is a horrible evil. This needs much prayer.

  9. Annika Montalvo
    3 years ago

    wow!!!! I an't even belive that!!! cool!!!!

  10. dawson beauchesne
    3 years ago

    this is the best saint ever because i like him, hese cool, and i dont now him.

  11. Janet
    3 years ago

    Awesome Saint. The night before Sept 9 I had a dream. I was in a distant land in a store- hut building interviewing two black women about their products they had made for children. I recall asking them questions and writing down their responses and adding my favorable thoughts on their mission. The next day Sept 9th (today) I went to morning Mass and I learned about St Peter Claver. It was truly a blessing and I thank the Holy Spirit for revealing this to Saint to me.

  12. Ayuk
    3 years ago

    St. Peter, your work is still needed even today, for though slavery has been abolished years ago, it still lives in the minds and politics of todays world. Help all those struggling in discriminatory positions to have grace and strength to overcome just as the African slaves finally overcame the struggles.


  13. Dan Hanson
    3 years ago

    I had heard of the Knights of Peter Claver but didn't know much about this great saint until I read this page. Thanks for the information. What a great man he was. We should make his name and great works better known.

  14. Ronald Morrow
    3 years ago

    It is not vary often that we find such an epitomy written on many of the saints that exist. Being able to read the impact that they have had on the lives of others and sharing the love of Christ to its fullest gives hope that there are saints out there in todays world chosen by God to do the same things. In todays world we are slaves not of men but of sin and need the help of all the saints so that these chains of sin that bind us can be broken and allow us to be chained to the sacred heart of Jesus.

  15. christie
    3 years ago

    St. Peter Claver, I've seen a stained glass image of you in the Windhoek Cathedral, and often wondered about your life, but today I've read about your remarkable life. I truly feel inspired by the heroic life of service to the most vulnerable slaves of your time. Your devotion and dedication lasted a long lifetime, 33 years. I can imagine how sick, impoverished, malnourished and weak the poor slaves were when they arrived at the shores of Colombia, after having sailed in stinky boats. Only a Christ-like love could have motivated and sustained your loving service to them. I honour you on your feast day. I implore your loving intercession for all who are overworked, underpaid, and bullied. Pray also for vulnerable children who are born with afflictions, the bedridden who depend on help from caregivers. Pray for us who should be out there giving loving service to them. This I ask in Jesus name. Amen.

  16. Joe Drey
    3 years ago


  17. unknown black disgrace
    3 years ago

    7th sept 2011:for the next few days the roman catholic church & the jesuits
    will honor st peter claver.

  18. claribel
    4 years ago

    i want to know his miracale i think this should be like facts like bullet point
    *born in
    *died in
    something like that make it easyer to find thing about him

  19. carmen
    4 years ago

    I had never heard about this great saint,,,to learn something about his inspiring life upliftst our spirit.,'s so amazing his love and care for the African slaves from the very moment they arrived to Colombia...I'd pray asking his help for people who are are abused in any way by their masters. St Peter, I pray for my son Raúl and his co-workers who are being abused by their boss by asking them to work for 12 hours a day, sometimes including week-ends, they are so tired and unable to see their families that all of them are sick with stress. Please, good St. Peter, help them!! Thanks a lot.

  20. D
    4 years ago

    This saint represents Jesus

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