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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER - SAINT TO THE SLAVES :
































St Peter Claver - Known as the patron saint of slaves  - look out in the Knights of Peter Claver social hall in down town mobile. Founded in 1909 at the most pure heart of Mary Church in Mobile. Founded in 1909  the predominately African American Catholic Fraternal Organization has councils around the nation. The first council 1. in mobile is under the leadership of Grand Knight Anthony Burden. The fourth council in Pascagoula is celebrating its cerebrating its centenary this weekend., its leader Jackie Ellyshaving been supreme knight the Director of all the council around the country.

May 30th 1627 on the feast of the most Holy Trinity, numerous Blacks brought from the rivers of Africa disembarked from a large ship. Large numbers of the sick were lying on wet ground or rather in puddles of  mud we spoke to them not with words but with our hands and our actions. Then we sat or rather knelt beside them and bathed their faces and bodies with wine. These was a letter of St Peter Claver Patron of African Slaves. A religious organization founded  at Pure Heart Of Mary in Mobile in 1909 for Black Catholic Men who were then unable to join white organization. Although the color barrier had long vanished, the knights of Peter Claver keep on the color barrier.