Sr. Merly Alcívar: She always used to say, “Sister, what can I do to help?” She reflected God’s love. She made you want to be with her all the time.
It turns out that Sr. Clare and I shared a hobby: she wanted to be a famous Hollywood actress and I wanted to be a famous Broadway actress. However, something in our path that caused both of us to move away from that world: Christ.
She taught me to love people as they are, with their faults and virtues. When she saw a rebellious young person, she would say that they were running away from what Jesus was asking of them. That’s why they were trying to fill the emptiness they had in their heart with worldly stuff.
Sr. Mercedes Párraga: Sr. Clare arrived in Playa Prieta in October 2014 and we went to Cajas a few months later. When we got there, we went to the Virgin Mary’s garden. It was a small group of girls and sisters.
This story was written by Sr. Clare for the Home of the Mother’s kids’ magazine in 2004. They are stories based on true events, but she wrote them to teach kids especially.
Gretel D' Souza: When I read about how dearly Sr. Clare loved Our Blessed Mother, I was surprised as I had never heard about anybody loving Her so much.
Sr. Merly Alcívar: It is something that I say is a gift from the Lord to have been in community with her. She was an example and a gift from the Lord.
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