Friday, September 9, 2016
A Special Gift on the Feast of St. Peter Claver
Today we had a surprise gift. When the children and I arrived at daily Mass at St. Peter Claver Church there on the altar was a first class relic of St. Peter Claver. As today the Church honors St. Peter Claver we took the opportunity to pray for all of you.
St. Peter Claver, originally from Spain, was a Jesuit priest who went to Colombia to serve those that were enslaved. He spent a great deal of time in the bottom of a ship with the slaves helping them and ministering to them. The Church of St. Peter Claver that we attended today is built to resemble the bottom of a ship's hull. Jesus is suspended on the cross from two chains.
After Mass the priest invited us up to venerate the relic. He also gave us permission to stay and pray before the relic after Mass. We prayed a Rosary in a special way lifting up all the members of the Children's Rosary and their families. We also prayed for the fulfillment of Our Lady's plans for the Children's Rosary. After the Rosary the Church was quiet and the children and I had some extra time to pray before the relic. Touching the relic of St. Peter Claver I prayed for all the members of the Children's Rosary and their families.
The Pastor also gave us another surprise gift. He gave us permission to have the relic of St. Peter Claver present tomorrow during the Children's Rosary at St. Peter Claver. We will be meeting at 3PM ET. Please consider joining prayers with the children. The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them.
Thank you all.
Your Friend in Christ,
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