The Knights of Peter Claver are named for Fr. Peter Claver, a 17th Century Spanish Jesuit priest, later named a saint, who ministered to slaves in Columbia and pushed for the abolition of slavery.
· Knights Councils (men)
· Ladies Courts (women)
· Jr. Knights Councils (male youth ages 7 – 18)
· Jr. Daughters Courts (female youth ages 7 – 18)
WESTERN STATES HISTORY
Claverism came to the Golden West because of the dedication and perseverance of three Claver Men. Brothers Julius Prattt, George Theophile and Armand Duvernay were former members of Councils in New Orleans, Louisiana before migrating to Los Angles, California. They felt a need for Fraternal Brotherhood in their new homeland and petitioned the Knights of Peter Claver National office for a Council in the Golden West. Their dream became a reality on April 20, 1941 when Queen of Angels Council No. 87 was chartered by Supreme Knight Alphonse P. Auguste.