St peter claver from the catholic encyclopedia the son of a catalonian farmer , was born at verdu, in 1581 he died 8 september, 1654 he obtained his first while he was studying philosophy at majorca in 1605, alphonsus rodriguez, the saintly door-keeper of the college, learned from god the future mission of his. He often protected fugitive slaves while seeking out good masters for them 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 he was canonized in 1887 and 3 years later was declared the patron saint of the missions to the negroes. St peter claver, sj, is patron of african missions and of inter-racial justice, due to his work with slaves in columbia saint peter claver video introduction to the life of st peter claver, produced by the apostleship of prayer st alphonsus rodriguez, sj (1533-1617) biography of the saint who influenced peter claver to. O god, who made saint peter claver a slave of slaves and strengthened him with wonder charity and patience as he came to their help, grant, through his he is the patron of the negro missions here in this busy seaport city, in a hot, humid, tropical climate, father claver spent most of his priestly life. Born to a distinguished family in catalonia, peter claver (1581-1654) was a very intelligent young man with a clear sense of purpose by 21 he was a jesuit not long after he entered, st alphonsus rodriquez had convinced him that god was calling him to the new world claver volunteered for the mission. The story of saint peter claver, apostle of slaves a disciple of saint alphonse rodriguez, peter claver became a slave of the slaves in order to take them. Mission statement saint peter claver catholic school is a sanctuary of faith, hope and love where each child is prepared for their future in a supportive learning environment centered around god and nourished through sacrament and word history late in 1893, the jesuit fathers at sacred heart church bought.
St peter claver by being faithful to the mission given to each one of us at baptism, we, the people of st peter claver parish, try to live the gospel of jesus we are a vibrant and welcoming faith community that has wholeheartedly embraced the stewardship way of life that means that as best we can we reach out in real. Rev ray p bomberger, pastor rev lowell d case, associate pastor rev joseph f del vecchio, associate pastor deac will witherspoon jr, deacon mass times sunday: 8:00 am, 11:30 am monday: 12:00 pm tuesday: 8:00 am wednesday: 10:00 am thursday: 8:00 am friday: 8:00 am saturday: 4:00 pm special. Youth views: reflection on st peter claver february 8 st peter claver, a jesuit priest, is the patron saint of african missions and interracial justice due to his work helping slaves in colombia if he was alive i would ask how did he start out and what made him give up his life to help slaves in colombia.
Peter claver1 st peter claver sj, a catalan jesuit missionary, who worked in colombia, south america at the height of the slave trade, he befriended and sandoval had already spent 40 years helping the slaves and when he was transferred to another mission he urged claver to continue his work in. Mission the saint peter claver foundation fulfils the philanthropic mission of kpc inc by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the quality of life for all citizens by working in partnership with the claver community the foundation renders service to god and his holy church while recognizing the. I thought we would address ourselves in todays' conference to the priest whom brother alphonsus rodriguez had sent to the missions, st peter claver who the church in order to appreciate peter claver's sanctity, i think we should say something about this slave trade soon after, claver decided to vow himself for life.
St peter claver: saint peter claver, jesuit missionary to south america who dedicated his life to the aid of african slaves he was canonized by pope leo xiii, who in 1896 proclaimed him patron of all roman catholic missions to african peoples peter is also the patron saint of slaves and the republic of colombia. This fidelity to duties so painfully monotonous was an essential element in the holiness of his life in christ crucified he found the power and the wisdom of god and it took the strength of christ to continue on so faithfully this life of st peter claver is brought out in order to stimulate vocations to the negro missions, which.
If anyone wonders what exactly it is that constitutes a saint, he has only to read the life of saint peter claver, in whom the superhuman life of grace acted so after eight years of study and apostolic preparation in spain, saint peter asked to go to the jesuit missions of the western indies, and was sent to. The junior daughters division was established in 1980 at st patrick catholic church in charleston the knights of peter claver and ladies auxiliary, our lady of guadalupe, court #110 have been complimented over the years by the junior daughters division members are active in all aspects of parish life at st patrick,.
Saint peter claver (mission) church was the first african american catholic church in san antonio, texas the church murphy adopted the name st peter claver from the 17th-century spanish priest who taught african slaves in lisbon, portugal for most of his life, and who was finally canonized by pope leo xiii in 1888. It was st alphonsus who urged peter to go to the south american missions where, he told peter, he would save “millions of abandoned souls,” and it was there that peter advanced in sanctity as he placed his life at the service of the victims of the slave trade peter was so thankful upon receiving the letter giving him.
St alphonsus rodriguez to hear and respond to the call to minister in the new world mission peter claver came to catagena, colombia, while he was still a semi- narian he was the first jesuit to be ordained a priest in cartagena even before ordination, peter began his special ministry to the slaves cartagena was a. Excerpts from the life of st peter claver, sj: the apostle of the negroes, 1893 administering baptism when peter claver thought them (the slaves) sufficiently instructed, he appointed a day for the administration of baptism he arranged them in tens, giving the same name to each ten that they might better remember it. St peter claver patron saint of slaves feast: september 9 the blessed peter claver was born at verdu in catalonia in the year 1581, of parents eminent for piety and virtue, who instilled like qualities into his infant heart before completing his studies, he solicited the american mission, and was sent out in 1610. September 9, 2016 — today is the feast day of saint peter claver, a jesuit missionary known as the patron saint of slaves, african missions and interracial justice st claver spent his life serving african slaves who were brought to colombia during the 17th century born on june 26, 1580, in catalonia, spain, st claver.
St peter claver catholic church - home page make a pledge to together in mission for more information how to donate, go to we, the parish family of saint peter claver, are a catholic faith community within the archdiocese of los angeles and the universal church firm in the hope of the gospel of jesus. Because he daily worked on improving himself through a deep prayer life, ascetical works, and a deep charity for others, st peter claver was able to transform the physical and spiritual life of the negro slaves in every spring, claver would set out on rural missions to plantations surrounding cartagena. Mission statement st peter claver catholic church is a vibrant, spirit-filled, evangelizing community that is grounded in the eucharist and celebrates the culture and traditions of our african-american heritage, strengthened by our belief of jesus christ and trusting in god's word, we transform our community through acts of.