baptised 350,000 souls
G.K. Chesterton, A Short History of England, 108, quoted in part in A Saint in the Slave Trade: Peter Claver, SJ (1581-1654), Arnold Lunn, London: The Catholic Book Club, 1947, 56-57.
P.S. "Father [Claver's]...life's work was...the instruction, the conversion and the care of the Negroes..." A Saint in the Slave Trade, 92.
P.S.S. Would that abortion and homosexualism should be eradicated the same way, by the tireless work of holy parish priests!
"A religious who would advance in virtue must study to know himself: knowing himself, he will despise himself; but not knowing himself, he becomes proud. He must speak little with men, and much with God. When he speaks, let him always speak well of others, and as far as possible, ill of himself. He ought, like Melchisedech, to be without father, mother, or relatives; because he must look upon them as not belonging to him: God alone must hold the place of all to him. Let him not regard matters of curiosity, or hearken to useless news, which only cause distractions." A Saint in the Slave Trade, 38 (A quote from Saint Alonso Rodriguez).
Cf. Aethiopum Servus