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Peter Claver, priest
Saint Peter Claver was born at Verdu in Spain in the year 1580; from 1596 he studied arts and letters at the University of Barcelona. In 1602 he entered the Society of Jesus. With the help especially of Saint Alphonsus Rodriquez, porter of the Jesuit College of Majorca, Peter heard and followed the call to the missions. In 1616 he was ordained to the priesthood in the Mission of Columbia. There, until his death, he carried on an apostolate among the black slaves, vowing to be “the slave of the blacks for ever.” His strength exhausted, he died at Cartagena in Colombia on September 8, 1654. He was canonized by Leo XIII in 1888. In 1896 the same Pontiff declared him the special heavenly patron of all missions to the black peoples.
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