To offers world-class international group travel services to with a focus on under-served communities.
St. Peter Claver Pilgrimages (SPCP) is dedicated to offering a first-class group travel experience centered around St. Peter Claver, with custom itineraries to Barcelona, Rome, Colombia, and more.
We are owned and operate by members of the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver and are yearly committed donors to the organization. SPCP is an independently owned group travel company. We are yearly supporters and contributors to Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. but we are not directly affiliated with the organization.
Our core travel values are based upon spirituality, adventure, education, and fellowship to create a unique travel experience.
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About St. Peter Claver
St. Peter Claver was born in Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, (1580-1654), to impoverished parents descended from distinguished families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona and entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602. While studying philosophy at Majorca, St. Peter Claver was influenced by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies.
In 1610, he landed at Cartagena (Colombia), the principal slave market of the New World. After his ordination in 1616, he dedicated himself by special vow to the service of the Negro slaves, a work that was to last for 40 years. He labored unceasingly for the salvation of the African slaves and the abolition of the Negro slave trade, and the love he lavished on them was something that transcended the natural order. Through his efforts, thousands have enter entered the Church.