New News About a Claver Unit on a College Campus!

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is proud of the long relationship we have with Xavier University of Louisiana.  Both institutions were founded only years apart.  Most recently, our Noble Order donated over $300,000 to Xavier University for the Saint Katherine Drexel Chapel, and annually we fund scholarships for deserving graduating seniors.  

Recently, some questions have emerged on Social Media concerning our strategy to establish a Collegiate Unit at Xavier University.  While Social Media is not the approved medium to discuss the business of our Noble Order, we are issuing this communication with the intent of addressing many of the questions raised in various forums.

In the 2016 National Convention, The National Council approved the recommendation to establish Collegiate Units at Xavier University of Louisiana, Texas Southern University, University of Las Vegas, along with Clark, Morehouse and Spelman.  The Emerging Leaders worked tirelessly on this project and gave an up…

A Message from the National on .... Black History Month!

Founded in 1909, The Knights of Peter Claver has not only celebrated Black History Month each year, but it has proudly lived Black History every day.  Our organization and our members have provided pivotal leadership, support, and resources to the communities we serve throughout the country for the past 109 years!

We salute our brother and sister organizations who have also held the torch of freedom, equality, and civil rights.  We honor our community, church, and civic leaders who have sacrificed so greatly so that we can have access to the freedoms we enjoy today.  We challenge ourselves and each of you to not only remember and honor the past struggles and gains, but to willfully answer our call demanding that we continue facing the difficulties and challenges of today and tomorrow.

Please visit to find historic information, activities, and other resources to help you and those you influence "Celebrate and Live" Black History Month!

That Time Is Approaching ... Northern States District Conference!

Please share with me at for campaign posters to place online, if you are running for district or national office from the Northern States District.

Below is the District Conference Packet for 2018; please adhere to all deadlines. The choir deadline will probably be extended!

MLK Jr Is Fast Approaching! What are you going to do?

THE FIRST NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE OF 2018: Click Here For Project Ideas
Service Projects should be scheduled for January 15, 2018 or the weekend before or after.


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A Message from the National Office for 2018!

Isaiah 43:19 says,
“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
As we enter this New Year, let us know that whether we feel high or low, lost or found, hungry or well-fed, the reality is that God never forsakes us and that He, indeed, is the Way, the Truth, and the Light.  On behalf of the Supreme Lady, National Council and Court Boards of Directors, and in my own name, I wish all a blessed and prosperous New Year and pray that we each stay anchored in our faith, strengthened by our prayers, and fulfilled by His Word.

I hope that your respective units will help begin your New Year by participating in the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.  Click here if you need more information regarding the National Day of Service.

The National Office will be closed, Monday, January 1, 2018 and re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Happy New Year…

Happy Holidays from the National Office!

Dear Claver Family,
The time of year is upon us where we spend time with family and friends over the holidays, reflect on the past year, and look ahead to the coming year.
Reflecting on the past year, we can’t help but feel very blessed.  Blessed by the opportunity to be members of the Claver family in service to the church and mankind.  Blessed by being surrounded by so many passionate members who love our Order and are dedicated to its continued success.  Our success, this year and always, is ultimately due to your efforts in serving your local communities and promoting our Noble Order through your work.
In closing, please join me in thanking our National Office staff for their efforts throughout the past year.  As such, the National Office will close at 12 noon on Thursday December 21st and reopen on Wednesday December 27th.
On behalf of our Most Esteemed Supreme Lady Vertelle Kenion, our National Chaplain Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre, and in my own name, may each and every one of yo…

A Message from The National

Dear Claver Family Please join together and pray for our Claver Brother and Sisters in the Western States that may be effected by the wildfires that are now burning. The National Office is reaching out to those areas directly, and we will provide updates if any of our members or Church Communities are impacted. 
Prayer for Those Suffering From the Western Wildfires “Oh Lord, as heat and dry weather envelope our country, we pray for all who have been affected by the devastating fires currently burning throughout our land. Fire is so very necessary for our existence, and yet, when it gets out of control, it can be more damaging than anything else. We ask God for protection against destroying fire. Keep our lives, our homes, buildings, woods and fields safe from this scourge. Help us to always use care and caution in our use of fire. Bring the waters of refreshment to quench the fires and the thirst of those who fight to protect and save us from fires. Give us a saving fear of the fires that …