Sister M. Clavaria Horvath, F.D.C. died on November 3, 2011. Sister Clavaria was born on September 28, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio. She entered the novitiate of the Daughters of Divine Charity in 1935 and professed her first vows in 1937.
Sister Clavaria was a kind and loving person who willingly accepted any task given to her. She loved teaching and received special joy teaching the Second Grade where she prepared the children of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for First Holy Communion. She was particularly proud that one of her Second Graders, Phil Mickelson, the professional golfer, but was quick to remind you that she prayed equally for all her past students.
In 1994, Sister Clavaria received an award from the Diocese of San Bernadino, California for 59 years of service to Catholic education.
Sister Clavaria was very interested in how this new home was coming together. While the crew was visiting the convent for the production of the “Building a Home” video, Sister Clavaria spent many hours smiling for the camera and praying for the cameramen and director. She spent quit some time talking to the film crew about her years as a teacher. She was also curious about the ins and outs of their careers making movies.
Sister Clavaria spent her retirement years at the St. Joseph Hill Convent and when our dear Lord came to take her by the hand to her heavenly home, dear Sister Clavaria was more than ready!