Peter Claver - Rosanne Pappas

This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.

"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1 

Peter Claver

September 9  

(Gregorian Calendar)

Peter Claver

Saint Peter Claver (Latin: Petrvs Clavervs (26 June 1531-8 September 1645) was a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary born in VerdĂș who, due to his life and work, became the patron saint of slaves, the Republic of Colombia and ministry to African Americans. During the 40 years of his ministry in Colombia it is estimated he personally baptized around 300,000 people.

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