I was lucky enough to have known Sr. Clare from the time she came to Spain during her first Holy Week, before she had converted. Afterwards, I kept in touch with her throughout her vocation and surrender as a Servant Sister of the Home of the Mother. She had a very open, explosive, and joyful character. I agree with everything that has been written about her, and what the Sisters have said about how she was.
Today, however, I would like to write because of a very personal experience I contribute to her. In particular, it has to do with my last pregnancy. I’m married and have five children. I also have one in Heaven already. During my last pregnancy (they were twins), I suffered an internal hemorrhage because one of the babies was implanted in the fallopian tube. We discovered it shortly after having found out about the earthquake in Ecuador, and so I also lived my own earthquake.
The earthquake affected me a lot because I loved Sr. Clare like a sister, and just like any other sister, of whom you ask prayers, I entrusted my pregnancy to her. I could have lost not only my extrauterine baby, but also my little Miguel who, thanks be to God, is with us today. I was on bed rest for three weeks, because of an emergency operation that I had to undergo due to the internal hemorrhage. I know Sr. Clare helped me a lot. If the baby was a girl, Miguel would have been called “Clara,” but since he was a boy, I couldn’t call him “Claro.” In spite of the fact, Miguel bears her mark. Thank you so much, Sr. Clare!!