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Monday, 20 July 2020 21:00

An Older Sister

Sandra and Sr. Clare on a Bus

Sr. Sandra Galarza:  From the moment I met her I noticed that she was full of gifts that she did not keep to herself; she developed them to serve her community.

Sr. Sandra Galarza met Sr. Clare when she was a college student and Sister had recently come to Guayaquil, Ecuador. She felt that Sr. Clare was like an older sister from whom she could learn a great deal.

Sr. Clare was an excellent “older sister” for me. When I entered as a candidate, she had just become part of the community of Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in Guayaquil. I shared two years in the same community with her. Sr. Clare certainly added something special to the community: she was always laughing and being silly wherever we were. From the moment I met her I noticed that she was full of gifts that she did not keep to herself; she developed them to serve her community. I learned so much from her when I was a candidate. Now I treasure all of those moments singing, talking, playing and—most of all—laughing with her.

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