Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves/Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de los Esclavos by Julia Durango, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves/Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de los Esclavos

Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves/Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de los Esclavos

by Julia Durango
     
 
In the seventeenth century, a young Jesuit traveled from Spain to Cartagena, Colombia, and there saw slavery for the first time. He was so shocked he immediately took a vow to be the "slave of slaves forever" and spent the rest of his life caring for them.

With simple, graceful language and beautifully expressive art, his story is told here in a way even young

Overview

In the seventeenth century, a young Jesuit traveled from Spain to Cartagena, Colombia, and there saw slavery for the first time. He was so shocked he immediately took a vow to be the "slave of slaves forever" and spent the rest of his life caring for them.

With simple, graceful language and beautifully expressive art, his story is told here in a way even young children can understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809166978
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

What People are saying about this

Hilbert Stanley
his little book for children will without a doubt be an excellent resource as we rekindle an interest among Catholics of African descent about those early Catholics who played important roles in living the gospel message. This story should be one shared in our homes, in our Catholic schools, and among our religious educators.
— Dr. Hilbert Stanley, Executive Director, National Black Catholic Congress
Claudio M. Burgaleta
Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves" is a story of both valor and adventure in the New World.... Treat yourself and those you love to the story of the 'slave of slaves,' and be freed by the example of his love, valor, and compassion.
— Claudio M. Burgaleta, S.J., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Fordham University
Arostozabal
Pedro Claver was one of the first people in history to dedicate his life to the defense of human rights. Julia Durango has written a brief but very beautiful account of his life.
— Tulio Aristiz�bal, S.J., Director of the San Pedro Claver Sanctuary, Cartagena, Colombia

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