One day, we went to talk to the youth group at Christ the King Parish in Jacksonville, FL, and Sister Clare gave her testimony of her conversion and vocation. It was the first time I heard her vocation story, and it really left an impression on me. I was 19 and had just entered as a candidate a couple months ago. I remember sitting among the youth on the bleachers in the gym listening to Sr. Clare, who was standing in front of the bleachers giving her testimony. As I listened to her, I reflected on what she said. I specifically remember her telling the story of the night she was at a club, vomiting in the bathroom, and how she felt so strongly as if someone was looking at her. At that moment the Lord spoke clearly to her heart saying, “Why do you keep hurting me?”
That story impressed me immensely as soon as I heard it. I felt like I could relate to Sr. Clare in many things. Listening to her conversion story helped me trust in God’s power more. My soul felt an increase of peace knowing what she had lived before and seeing her now, and what the Lord had done in her. He had turned her into such a good sister. In my eyes she seemed like a wonderful sister.