St. Peter Claver Day across the District and the Order!

Please share pictures of your St. Peter Claver Day Celebrations!

Here is a message from the Supreme Knight and Supreme Lady ...

Saint Peter Claver baptized and instructed more than 300,000 slaves in the Faith. Having died in 1654, he was beatified in 1850 by Pope Pius IX, and canonized in 1888 by Pope Leo XIII. In 1896, he was proclaimed the special patron of all the Catholic missions especially missions to Blacks.  

Each year, in early September the Claver family takes the opportunity to celebrate all that our patron, Saint Peter Claver, accomplished in his short stay on earth in bringing aid and comfort to the enslaved people of color and the less fortunate in Cartagena, Columbia. His lasting impact influenced our humble beginnings one hundred eight years ago and remains the embodiment of our existence to this very day.

In today’s increasingly secular and fragmented society, our leadership as Clavers is vital. Society has never needed men and women of integrity like Father Claver, committed to serving others rather than themselves, more than at this pivotal time in history.

As your units gather at parishes in the dioceses and archdiocese we serve to celebrate the Feast of Saint Peter Claver, please take a moment to thank those who have guided and assisted us on our journey, often impacting our lives in ways they will never know. Most importantly, seize this chance to reflect on the sacrifices of our patron saint and the true meaning of Claverism at a granular level.

We rededicate ourselves to the ideals and values of Saint Peter Claver and encourage every member of the Claver family to do the same. 

In closing, please remember everyone impacted by the devastation of the recent hurricanes in your prayers and help those in need however you can. To help provide direct assistance to impacted Clavers you may make a tax-deductible donation to our Order’s Disaster Relief Fund here:
James K. Ellis, Supreme Knight and CEO
Vertelle A. Kenion, Supreme Lady

God our Heavenly Father, You have given us life
through the Death and Resurrection of Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ

Jesus our saving Lord, You came into a world
darkened by man's sin and gave it light through your teachings,

Holy Spirit, the Breath of God Within us, You guide and enlighten us
and give us the strength of our convictions,

Saint Peter Claver, who became an example for us, You showed us
the Light of God, the Light of Christ, and the strength of the Holy Spirit;

We pray now that all we say and do, in your honor,
be a continuation of your work here on Earth.

St. Peter Claver....pray for us,
St. Peter Claver....pray for us,
St. Peter Claver....pray for us.


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