"To love God as He ought to be loved,
we must be detached from all temporal love.
We must love nothing but Him,
or if we love anything else,
we must love it only for His sake."
St Peter Claver
Native of Spain ~ 1581–1654
Jesuit, missionary to South America
Apostolate to Africans on slave ships,
sailors and traders
Estimated to have baptized 300,000 +
FEAST DAY - Sept 9
Peter said of the slaves, "We must speak to them with
our hands by giving, before we try to speak to them with our lips."