SAINT PETER CLAVER Essay, Research Paper
Angel Mendoza Saint Peter Claver
St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in
1580. He descended from a very distinguished family . When
he became a young man he entered the society of Jesus . He
studied at a Jesuit college in Barcelona . Then he went to
Majorca to study philosophy . While he was studying
philosophy, he was very much influenced by St. Alphonsus
Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save the millions of slaves .
In 1610 , he landed at Cartagena ( that’s where thousands of
slaves landed every month ). That’s where he dedicated
himself to the service of the Negro slaves . There he labored
them by feeding them, nursing them , teaching about Christ ,
baptizing thousands of slaves . At night he would spend time
praying for them .
In 1654 , at the age of seventy one he was very ill that he died
in his cell , which he was kept there for four years very ill .
I choose Peter Claver as my Confirmation Saint b/c He’s a
great model , he shows us not to be selfish . He was a very
giving man , he helped other people , he helped the slaves in
so many ways , He’s just an inspiration he was a very Godly
I Also like St. Michael b/c He’s a great Saint , he’s an Ark
Angel and he defeats Satan and listens to God.