Bro. Peter Claver, s.c. (Claver Racine)

Summary of Case: Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian released a list on April 11, 2012 of clerics accused in cases that he had settled in the previous year. Bro. Peter Claver was included on the list.

Final Vows
: 1923
Died: April 20, 1975


Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes
1915 1923 Sacred Heart Seminary St. Hyacinthe Quebec, Canada juniorate and novitiate student Claver entered the Sacred Heart order in 1915 at age 13, and made his final vows in 1923 in Quebec.
  1930 University of Montreal Montreal Quebec, Canada student Claver received his bachelor's degree in education.
    Sacred Heart Junior Novitiate St. Hyacinthe Quebec, Canada teacher  
    Sacred Heart School St. Gabriel de Brandon Quebec, Canada teacher  
    Sacred Heart School Grandy Quebec, Canada teacher  
    Sacred Heart School Verdun Quebec, Canada teacher  
  1941 Boston College Boston MA   Claver earned his master's degree in French literature at B.C.
1938 1946

Sacred Heart School Boarding School for Boys

Sharon MA director Per the 1939 Directory, this was a "grammer school for resident pupils from the 3rd to the 9th grades inclusive." The 1945 Directory indicates the the school went through 8th grade.
1946 1952 Sacred Heart Boarding School for Boys
7th Grade, Sacred Heart School, Andover, MA.
Bro. Peter Claver, S.C. (Director) and Bro. Denis, S.C. (Teacher)
Andover MA founding director  
  1952 Sacred Heart School Central Falls RI director; teacher  
    Sacred Heart School Manchester NH teacher  
1959 1965 Sacred Heart Boarding School for Boys Andover MA director  
1963 1966 Mt. St. Charles Academy Woonsocket RI treasurer  
1966 1969 Sacred Heart Novitiate Harrisville RI religious superior  
1969 1970          
1970 1975 Sacred Heart School Andover MA treasurer infirmarian; superior Claver died at age 73 on April 20, 1975.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1939-1953; 1967-1969)

Brother Claver, Administrator, 73, Boston Globe, Apr 21, 1975
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