Peter Claver, SJ
1954, the tercentenary of Claver's death, Scott RA54
Peter Claver was born in Verúd, Spain, entered the Society of Jesus in 1602, and while at the college of Montesión in Palma on Majorca was inspired to go to the missions by conversations with Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez, SJ. He was ordained in Cartagena, Colombia in 1616, and from that time until his death in 1654 dedicated himself to work with the slaves brought into South America through the port of Cartagena. He had signed his final vow formula "Peter Claver, slave of the slaves forever." Canonized in 1888, his feast is celebrated on September 9.
The image in the above stamp is based on a painting in the Jesuit Museum in Cartagena, Colombia.
1954, the tercentenary of Claver's death
featuring Claver's room and church, Scott 627-627a, C258-C258a
MONACO, 1979, Scott 1189
COLOMBIA, 1981, tercentenary of his birth, Scott C697
VATICAN CITY, 1992, the 5th centenary of the evangelization of America, Scott 899
COLOMBIA, 1983, 450th anniversary of Cartagena, Scott C740B
showing Claver front and center, and his church to the right
COLOMBIA, a cinderella to raise funds for the Asilo de San Pedro Claver shows the saint baptizing a slave.
SPAIN, a cinderella of the Consejo Superior de Misiones
Cinderellas in support of the St. Peter Claver Sodality founded by Countess M. Theresia Ledóchowska in 1894
under the patronage of Our Lady, the Mother of Good Counsel.
The group's purpose is to aid the African missions and to foster the freeing slaves.
SPAIN, 1980, show cancels in honor of Claver
AUSTRIA, 1991, and for the 450th anniversary of the Jesuits, the 500th of Ignatius' birth
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, 1966, Scott 141
This stamp (perf & imperf) marks the inauguration of this spectacularly modern parish edifice in Bacongo-Brazzaville dedicated to St. Peter Claver
KENYA, 1985, St. Peter Claver Church in Nairobi, Scott 348
These churches are named for St. Peter Claver, but is not staffed by Jesuits