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July 15, 2013

Knights of Peter Claver to Host National Convention in Philadelphia
The 98th Annual National Convention will open with Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

The Knights of Peter Claver and its Ladies Auxiliary will host the 98th Annual National Convention the Catholic Fraternal Order July 19-24, 2013 in Philadelphia.

Bishop Timothy C. Senior will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the opening Mass. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, July 21, 2013
2:00 p.m. (Opening Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The convention will open on Monday, July 22nd at downtown Philadelphia Marriott. The Knights of Peter Claver have invited local civic officials to attend.


Editor's Note: The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the nation's only African-American Catholic fraternal order and the largest historically black Catholic organization in the world. The Order is named after Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest from Spain who ministered to African slaves in Cartagena, Colombia during the 1600s. The Knights of Peter Claver operates in 72 Catholic Dioceses in the United States and South America. For more information on the Knights of Peter Claver, please visit

Annie Korp
Communications Assistant

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