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

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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.

An introduction to the life of Saint Pedro ...

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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.

An introduction to the life of Saint Pedro Claver, a seventeenth century Jesuit priest who spent his life caring for slaves in Colombia and working for their freedom.

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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 Aristizábal, S.J., Director of the San Pedro Claver Sanctuary, Cartagena, Colombia
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
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809166978
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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