Born at Biol (Isère). September 21, 1811
Taking of the habit at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, June 3, 1842
Perpetual oblation at Notre-Dame de Lumières, February 17, 1845 (no. 136)
Died at Notre-Dame de Lumières, June 3, 1874.
Brother Étienne Clavel was born at Biol, in the diocese of Grenoble, September 21, 1811. He was a weaver by trade. Initially, he was married, but when his wife died, he entered the Congregation at Notre-Dame de l’Osier on June 3, 1842 as an Oblate brother. He made his perpetual oblation at Notre-Dame de Lumières on February 17, 1845.
He spent his Oblate life at Notre-Dame de l’Osier and Notre-Dame de Lumières in the role of cook, gardener, in charge of the laundry or as porter. He was considered a very good religious, united to God, always willing to give a helping hand and always smiling. Towards the end of this life he suffered from rheumatism and had to walk with the help of a cane. He died at Notre-Dame de Lumières on June 3, 1874 after having received with devotion the Sacrament of the Sick.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.
Sources et Bibliography
Oblate General Archives in Rome. Oblation formula, Notre-Dame de Lumières, February 17, 1845; 4 letters from Bro. Clavel to Father Fabre (1861-1874).
Frère Étienne Clavel, in Notices nécrologiques, vol. III, Paris, 1979, p. 266-268.