September 9: saint of the day, name day

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The Saint of the day 9 September is San Pietro Claver, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


San Pietro Claver

Pietro Claver, born in Verdú on June 25, 1581 and died in Cartagena de Indias on September 8, 1654, was a priest of the Society of Jesus and an Italian missionary.

Belonging to a family of peasant origins, from an early age he was attracted to consecrated life, which is why he completed his studies in various colleges run by the Jesuits.


The meeting with Sant’Alfonso Rodriguez made him discover his missionary vocation.

Alfonso Rodriguez had served as a goalkeeper at the college of Montesion in Palma de Mallorca, previously he had been a wealthy married merchant.

When he lost his wife, children and all his possessions, he decided to enter the Company of Jesus at the age of forty.


He was highly esteemed by all for his innate wisdom and holiness.

When Pietro Claver met him, he immediately entered into a deep spiritual friendship with him, the elderly priest understood the qualities hidden in his heart and worked to transmit that extra dose of energy that was missing to his young friend.

So it was that in 1610 Pietro left and landed in Cartagena, where he remained for 44 years, being a missionary among African American slaves at a time when the slave trade was in full swing.


During his lifetime he baptized and educated more than three hundred thousand inhabitants of the lands where he was on a mission.

He died on September 8, 1654.

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He was beatified on July 16, 1850 by Pius IX and canonized on January 15, 1888 by Leo XIII, on the same day as Saint Alfonso Rodríguez.

Its anniversary is celebrated on September 9th.

On July 7, 1896 he was proclaimed patron of all missions among black people.

Other saints and celebrations of 9 September

  • San Ciarano the Younger
  • Abbot

  • Blessed Francesco Garate
  • Professed Jesuit

  • Saints Hyacinth, Alexander and Tiburzio
  • Martyrs in Sabina

  • Blessed James Desire Laval
  • Priest


  • Blessed George Douglas
  • Martyr

  • San Gorgonio in Rome
  • Martyr

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