Saint Peter Claver, Missionary Priest

Today’s readings Saint Peter Claver was ordained in 1615 in what is now Colombia. During that time, the slave trade was vigorous, and the port of Cartagena was a central entry point for African slaves. Ten thousand slaves would pour into Colombia through Cartagena every year under extremely foul conditions. Around a third of them… Continue reading Saint Peter Claver, Missionary Priest

Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Today’s readings Saint Peter Claver was ordained in 1615 in what is now Colombia. During that time, the slave trade was vigorous, and the port of Cartagena was a central entry point for African slaves. Ten thousand slaves would pour into Colombia through Cartagena every year under extremely foul conditions. Around a third of them… Continue reading Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Today’s gospel reading urges us to think outside the box, religiously speaking.  We are urged to reach out in love to those in need, to bind up their wounds and cooperate in God’s healing mission, no matter what day it is, because love is what’s most important.  This was a call that Saint Peter Claver… Continue reading Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Saint Peter Claver

Today’s readings Today’s gospel reading urges us to extend ourselves, to go beyond what is easy and convenient.  We are called to reach out to those who can’t repay us, to give without counting the cost, to love those outside our own family and circle of friends.  This was a call that Saint Peter Claver… Continue reading Saint Peter Claver