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Religious Education: Claver


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Claver House is named after Saint Peter Claver SJ (1581-1664) who worked tirelessly for the African slaves at the slave port of Cartagena.

Chosen as a House Patron because of his example, Peter Claver devoted himself to the oppressed and the refugees, seeking their betterment through his own conviction of 'a faith that does justice'.



St. Peter Claver SJ

St. Peter Claver, SJ
26 June 1580 - 8 September 1654
Feast Day - 9 September


O God, who made Saint Peter Claver
a slave of slaves and strengthened him
with wonderful charity and patience
as he came to their help, grant,
through his intercession, that,
seeking the things of Jesus Christ,
we may love our neighbour
in deeds and in truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

(from The Roman Missal)