At my forty years of age I found myself very far from God and the Church, even though when I was younger I was a devout Catholic. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the documentary All or Nothing about Sr. Clare’s life. This sister’s biography had such an impact on me that I watched it four times.
Out of the aspects that stood out to me, the principle one is her conversion. She went from being completely separated from God, living a party life, consuming alcohol and trying drugs to a transformation into a woman who sought and found holiness. I interpret the fact that she was someone who had experienced sin but reached holiness as a proof that nothing is impossible for God.
Her unconditional love for Jesus Christ and Mary also touched me. It was a love that impelled her to dedicate herself entirely in day-to-day, simple things. This is where she became holy. I understand holiness as loving God unconditionally. That love is what should inspire all of our actions.
Learning Sr. Clare’s story has made me reconsider the way I am leading my life to the point that I have started praying the Rosary before going to bed. It had been years since I had done that; I forgot… I had to look the names of the mysteries up on the internet. This nun’s life is an example that you can be a saint in the 21st century, and that God is the same “yesterday, today and forever.”
Adrián Begglo, Peru
*Adrián expresses his personal opinion and does not claim to forward the Church’s opinion regarding Sr. Clare’s holiness.