Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:41

I Was Deeply Touched

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Robin, Ecuador: She left a “mark.” That is how we should be in this life, leaving a “mark” wherever we go.

After having seen the documentary All or Nothing: Sr. Clare Crockett, Robin gave his sister, Sr. Leonor Cedeno SHM, permission to publish this letter. Robin is not someone who practices his faith. What’s more, for a long time it was difficult for him to accept his sister’s vocation. But the testimony of Sr. Clare has moved his heart and has helped him to understand many things.

I went to see the film about Sr. Clare. It was very beautiful. I hope to be able to get it so that I can have everyone at home see it. There were moments in the film that reminded me of you, for example, when Sr. Clare’s Mom begged her, crying, no to go to make her vows. You know that this happened with you and Mom. Also, how she thought and believed that in serving and caring for God, He would take care of her loved ones, that is, her family. In your case, that is us…That is why you are happy and peaceful there, serving the Lord.

I have seen the total self-surrender of Sr. Clare in every activity: her charisma, her joy, even in the most difficult moments, how she helped and taught young people and children in schools, the affection with which her catechism class students, now grown up, remember her... She left a “mark.” That is how we should be in this life, leaving a “mark” wherever we go. The entire film is very touching. I was impressed to see how she worked with the group of young people that were on the wrong track, and how with her advice, she changed their lives completely. It also impresses me all that she left behind in order to serve God, and her theme: “ALL OR NOTHING!!!”

Sr. Clare is truly incredible. They said that at the end of her life she tried not stand out and instead she spent time praying. I think that she knew or had an idea that her moment was close by, and she wanted to be close, very close, to God in prayer, withdrawn in silence. However, if you asked for help, she was the first one to give it her best. She said that she would die young, and began wanting to be a famous nun. SHE ALREADY IS! That’s life, although it seems impossible.

I was deeply touched by many other things as well. Really, it was very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

We love you a lot, and hugs even though we are far apart.

May God always bless you,

Robin

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