September 9 - Saint Peter Claver

A young, Spanish Jesuit, Peter was invited to Colombia, where he dedicated 40 years in the service of slaves who arrived on ships. Peter would care for them, give them provisions, make sure that the sick were cared for, and he would transmit the faith. By the time he passed away Peter had baptized 400,000 people. He also cared for the lepers and the sick in nearby hospitals. He never rejected anybody and struggled tirelessly for the freedom of slaves.

What groups of people or diseases do you find repulsive? What helps you to conquer these feelings?


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