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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc.:
Celebrating and Living Black History

“BLACK HISTORY AT ITS FINEST” The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary is working on establishing its first Collegiate Unit on the Campus of Xavier University of Louisiana! “I felt like this was Black history at its finest.  It’s never too late to create timestamps and become pioneers of something that will change lives.  It felt like the dawn of a new era.” said Bro. Timothy Ambrose, a Xavier University Political Science Junior, when asked how he felt about being initiated.  READ MORE




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Founded by St. Katharine Drexel in 1925, Xavier is the only historically black Roman Catholic university in the United States. "One of the essential reasons Xavier exists is that Xavier disabuses the country of the narrative that young black students, sons of daughters of slaves, could not learn," explained Xavier President Dr. C. Reynold Verret.  "Xavier is the leading university in this country in preparing African Americans to go on and complete medical school." Read More
In conjunction with the start of National Marriage Week USA, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is pleased to announce the launch ForYourMarriage.org. The site offers resources on the meaning and beauty of marriage in God’s plan and provides support to couples at every stage of their journey. The resource section offers daily tips, help and support links, and solutions to common challenges. Finally, questions specific to planning a Catholic wedding as well as related Church documents and teachings are available on the website. Read More
The Knights of Peter Claver Council and Court No. 63 held its 43rd Annual Mardi Gras Ball Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Cyr-Gates Community Center in City Park. Mr. Michael Cormier and Mrs. Carla Cormier were crowned King and Queen at the festive event. Read More
Another little-known character in Black History comes to light through Jim Coleman’s portrayal of Father Augustus Tolton. The theatrical drama, “Tolton: From Slave to Priest,” features Coleman depicting the commitment and struggles of the first recognized African American Catholic Priest in the U.S. Presented by St. Luke’s Productions, the play completed shows at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove on Jan. 28 and now continues its nationwide tour to tell the inspiring story of the remarkable Tolton. Read More
To experience the effect Martin Luther King, Jr., left on America 50 years ago was to glance at the Behnke family during the Mass in his honor. A kaleidoscope of colors filled a pew at St. Mary’s Basilica, Jan. 15, as the family of 11 celebrated the Atlanta pastor and civil rights leader who preached acceptance and love and led peaceful demonstrations during a tumultuous period in U.S. history. Read More
We ought to continue to resist our temptations to flee prayer in exchange for sleep, but if we sincerely are taken up in the presence of the Lord and he happens to give us rest, even as he promises (Matt. 11:28), then we have little to be worried about. In any case, worries are not for the Christian. As St. Jane so fantastically puts it: “Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That’s all the doing you need to worry about.” Read More
Baltimore — A new report on young adults who no longer identify as Catholic is attempting to understand why so many have "disaffiliated" from the faith they were born into. It comes at a time when more young people than ever before are leaving the church, even as those losses are being offset by Hispanic immigration to the U.S.  Whether it's feelings of being judged by religious leaders who don't know or understand them, or being forced by their parents to attend church, or witnessing the sexual abuse scandal and the hypocrisy of church hierarchy, young people are expressing a desire both to break free from organized religion and to be part of a community. Read More
In the teaching of Pope Francis, the purpose of dialogue is not to achieve a homogenized unity, but to move humbly, with respect, toward a community and a world where differences are not threatening, but enriching and therefore cannot be manipulated by those who want to sow fear, hatred and violence. Read More