Nelly Mendoza: One of her virtues was her love of surrendering herself to what the Lord asked of her. Because in everything she did, you could see that she did it with love and joy.
On July 16, 2003, the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sr. Clare Crockett received the habit of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother and commenced her novitiate. She began this new formation period with great generosity, eager to give the Lord her all. Each morning, Sr. Clare prayed for an hour before the Blessed Sacrament.
Nelly Mendoza: I received the big grace to share several moments working with her. At the time, when she arrived, the Sisters’ house was being built—they were painting—and some of us went to help the Sisters with the work.
"Because we belong to a family, a very, very, very big family. The Communion of Saints is our family name."
We received a message from Doverlândia, Brazil, with this song to Sr. Clare and a handmade picture of Sr. Clare as a candidate in cross stitch.
There are many people who love God and die in His friendship but are not ready to go straight to Heaven. First they go to purgatory to be cleansed from venial sin. The souls in purgatory suffer because they miss God, but their suffering is mixed with joy because they know that they will see Him soon. We can help the souls in purgatory to reach Heaven faster by offering our Masses, prayers and sacrifices for them. Lucy gives an example of a sacrifice that she can make for them.
Sr. Beatriz Liaño: Sr. Clare had not been a part of the community for very long when this anecdote took place. I think she was still a candidate, although perhaps she was already a novice. All I know is that I had a hard time understanding the mystery of her nationality.
Margaret Edozie: We encountered the life of Sr. Clare Crockett through her documentary. We were all struck by the joy that radiated from her and the love by which she offered herself completely to God, and we have now taken her as a model of our household.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 4:00 a.m., Gerard Crockett, Sr. Clare’s father, passed away in his apartment in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Thanks to the work of a very dedicated team of professional volunteers, Sr. Clare's biography is now available in Portuguese. It is published by the editorial of the Shalom Community in Brazil.
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