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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Peter Claver

Peter Claver is known as “the Apostle of the Negroes” who gave his life for the conversion of slaves brought to the New World.  Born near Barcelona, Spain, he was the son of a farmer. After studying at the University of Barcelona, he entered the Society of Jesus at Tarragona in 1602. Sent to study at Majorca, he came under the influence of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, who...
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