Gema Rodriguez, Ecuador:
She was very happy with what the Lord had done with her.
Hello, I’m Gema Rodriguez. I am 13 years old and am from Chone, Ecuador.
When I try to talk about Sr. Clare, I hardly have words to describe so much love, sweetness, and humility. I admired Sr. Clare a lot, because she had everything, and at the same time, nothing. She was very happy with what the Lord had done with her. She always stressed the fact that I had to be very good, do God’s will, and always say, “Yes, Lord, I am willing to do what you want of me.”
Sr. Clare’s special talent with children and young people really drew my attention.
My mom would say to Sr. Clare about me, “Sister, scold her because she is very lazy.” So, Sr. Clare and I decided that this year I would get good grades. And I am fulfilling my promise.