Sr. Susan Joost, SHM, Jacksonville, USA: She didn't want us to wander astray or to sink into our selfishness for not taking that leap of generosity.
This is another one of Sr. Susan's memories from the year in which she met Sr. Clare at her parish, Assumption, in Jacksonville, FL. On this occasion she remembers the day Sr. Clare visited her youth group to talk about a mission trip to Ecuador.
Another time, during 2008, Sr. Clare came to talk to our youth group to invite us on a mission trip to Ecuador. She encouraged us to be generous and to give of ourselves.
It surprised me that, even though she was at Assumption Catholic School in the US,she explained all of the work that the sisters did in Ecuador with such an enthusiasm, as if the work were her own.
It hurt her to see that not even one of the young people was willing to give of him or herself in the missions. She didn't want us to wander astray or to sink into our selfishness for not taking that leap of generosity.