Carlos Javier Zambrano had a beautiful conversation on Facebook with the Chilean singer-songwriter, Romina Gonzalez. She is the author of songs like, “Abandónate” and “Mirarte a ti,” which Sister Clare really liked. Carlos is a Youth Member of the Home of the Mother from Playa Prieta. He helped rescue the sisters after the earthquake on the night of April 16, 2016, in which Sr. Clare and the other five girls lost their lives.
After their conversation, Romina left a post on her Facebook wall sharing the trailer of the film about Sr. Clare with others. She said goodbye to Carlos with the following words: “Thank you, Carlos! I embrace you from here and share this beautiful testimony that you have given me. Through it, I receive strength to continue on despite the difficulties. I’m getting ready to launch my fourth disc and was a little discouraged and very tired. It revives my soul to think how great God is and the miracles He works through those who bear Him in their souls. Thank you! Please extend my greetings to your community and to your choir! May God keep us all!”
Romina Gonzalez’s Facebook message:
I just received a beautiful message that has touched my heart. In Ecuador last April, there was an earthquake that shook the country. A sister of the Home of the Mother and some girls died in a school. Today I received a touching message from Carlos in Ecuador introducing me to a kind, sweet face: Sr. Clare Crockett. Carlos says that he wants me to know Sr. Clare, one of the religious who died. He says that this sister took my music to Ecuador. She sang, played, and taught all of my songs. Clare is still in the hearts of the whole community of Portoviejo, and when they sing my songs, they are moved remembering her. How can one’s heart not be moved thinking about the greatness and the littleness of life! I leave here a trailer of a documentary that they are going to make about what happened. May God embrace us all. My song goes out to Heaven for you, Clare!!