"I must dedicate myself to the service of God until death, on the understanding that I am like a slave, wholly occupied in the service of his master . . ."—Personal Journal of St. Peter Claver, 1604

 

 
Cartagena
June, 1633
 

Whenever sails appeared on the horizon, the people of Cartagena would start to pay attention. After all, while the harbor was protected by forts, life in the New World meant that it could be the sails of an enemy ship, or of pirates. On this day, though, as the . . .

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