He’s well known for his service to the slaves in the Americas. Apparently, he converted over 300,000 souls while he spent time on the plantations working with them.
Once, someone I guess asked him how he could do all his work in such terrible places. His response: “I do have a strong stomach. If that makes a person a saint, then I guess I am one!”
He also shared some excellent words about his own vocation. I think he knew that his work was exactly what God was calling him to do. His words: “If it were not for this work, I would be a nuisance to myself and everyone else!”
St. Peter Claver: Pray for us!