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 children can understand.
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
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