Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Peter Claver Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feastday: September 9th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a priest with book and simple religious gown.
Patron Saint of Negro Missions
St Peter was born in 1580 in Catalonia, Spain to a very poor family. He was able to study at the jesuit college in Barcelona and then entered the Jesuit Order. Alphonsus Rodriguez convinced him to help the people in the Indies. He moved to Colombia in 1610 where he began to preach to African Slaves. He tried to abolish slavery there. He was credited for converting about three hundred thousand slaves.