The lives of holy men and women witness that with God, we must always expect the unexpected – we must be soft clay in the hands of the Lord, confidently trusting in the goodness of his will. The life of St. Peter Claver is no exception.
Peter Claver was born in Catalonia, Spain in the year 1581. At the age of 20, he entered the Jesuit novitiate and shortly after began to study philosophy. Then something unexpected happened.