Pedro Claver, santo Patrono de los esclavos
By Julia Durango
Illustrated by Rebecca Garcia-Franco
In the 17th century, a young Jesuit traveled from Spain to Cartagena, Colombia, and there saw slavery for the first time. He was so shocked he immediately took a vow to be the “slave of slaves forever” and spent the rest of his life caring for the slaves.
“This little book for children will without a doubt be an excellent resource as we rekindle an interest among Catholics of African descent about those early Catholics who played important roles in living the gospel message. This story should be one shared in our homes, in our Catholic schools, and among our religious educators.” Dr. Hilbert D. Stanley