St. Peter Claver

Peter Claver was born in Spain in 1580. He studied to become a Jesuit priest and then travelled to Colombia as a missionary. He worked in the port city of Cartagena which was the biggest slave market of the New World, where a thousand slaves landed every month. St Peter Claver would board the ships and tend to the sick and dying slaves, giving them the sacraments and sharing the Gospel with them. He would also visit the plantations to see how the slaves were doing and to urge their masters to treat them kindly. For thirty-three years, St. Peter Claver dedicated himself to this work of service to slaves and he died at the age of seventy-four in Cartagena, Colombia where there is a church bearing his name. His feast day is September 9th and he is the patron saint of Black missions, slaves and race relations. In art and stained glass he is often seen surrounded by slaves. Would you like to order a stained glass window of St. Peter Claver? Please contact us and we will process your order with pleasure.

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