The saints owed their confidence in God that unalterable tranquility of soul, which procured their perpetual joy and peace, even in the midst of adversities.---ST. ALPHONSUS.
St. Peter Claver (+1654) would sign himself “Slave of the slaves for ever.”
We must speak to them with our hands before we try to speak to them with our lips.---ST. PETER CLAVER.
St. Peter Claver would insist that the slaves learn this prayer:
Jesus Christ, Son of God, you will be my father and my mother and all my good. I love you much. I am sorry for having sinned against you. I love you very much.
In thirty-eight years St. Peter Claver baptized some 300,000 people.