Saint Peter Claver Angel Mendoza Saint Peter Claver St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580.
He descended from a very distinguished family . When he became a young man he entered the society of Jesus . He studied at a Jesuit college in Barcelona . Then he went to Majorca to study philosophy .
While he was studying philosophy, he was very much influenced by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save the millions of slaves . In 1610 , he landed at Cartagena ( that’s where thousands of slaves landed every month ). That’s where he dedicated himself to the service of the Negro slaves . There he labored them by feeding them, nursing them , teaching about Christ , baptizing thousands of slaves .
At night he would spend time praying for them . In 1654 , at the age of seventy one he was very ill that he died in his cell , which he was kept there for four years very ill . I choose Peter Claver as my Confirmation Saint b/c He’s a great model , he shows us not to be selfish . He was a very giving man , he helped other people , he helped the slaves in so many ways , He’s just an inspiration he was a very Godly man . I Also like St. Michael b/c He’s a great Saint , he’s an Ark Angel and he defeats Satan and listens to God.