For Sr. Clare, music and the guitar were important tools for evangelization, with young people especially, but also with the community and in any type of apostolic work.
Providentially, we have a CD sung by Sr. Clare. She recorded it a few months before her death, with the help of Sr. Kelly Maria Pezo and Elsy Ortiz, a woman from Guayaquil. Sr. Clare placed one condition, before agreeing to the CD. She told Elsy: "Do not put my name or my picture on the CD. The idea is not to become famous, but to bring souls to Our Lord and to Our Lady."
On the day of the recording, Sr. Clare showed up having lost her voice. She would give herself to the Lord so totally every day that she hadn't even thought of "protecting her voice" for the CD. After trying several emergency remedies, she managed to recover her voice enough to sing and thus record the CD. The first fruit of this recording occurred in the studio itself. Jimmy, in charge of the audio mixer, returned to God after this day spent with the Sisters.
The name of the CD comes from one of the songs, "Prefiero el Paraíso" (I Prefer Paradise), which together with "Si ella supiera" (If she only knew) are poems written by Sr. Estela Morales, SHM, to which Sr. Clare put music. Other songs are composed by members of the Home of the Mother, such as «Quedóse prendado», «Es necesario», «Misericordia eres», «Mi alma» and «Océano infinito». The song with the prayer «Alma de Cristo» (Soul of Christ) was written by Sr. Glenda, a famous Sister from another community in South America who writes songs. The rest are songs that Sr. Clare had learned here and there and which are frequently sung in the Home of the Mother.
We have added two songs to the CD, which everyone asks us for. They are also poems by Sr. Estela to which Sr. Clare put music: «Los jóvenes macabeos» (The Young Maccabees) and «No es monotonía» (It Is Not Monotony). These two recordings have less quality, but we have wished to publish them here as well.
We offer you the full CD, with the mp3 files and a PDF with the lyrics and guitar chords, so that you may pray and evangelize with these songs, following Sr. Clare's example.