Sr. Sasha Smith, USA: I remember a conversation I had with her about the fact that God is good. She was the first person who convinced me of that, or affirmed it to me. For a long time, I had a concept of God that was wrong, and talking with her, she explained to me how God cannot be anything but love.
Fr. Fred Parke: The time that I remember the most about the Sisters and Sister Clare especially was when I was asked to give a talk about the Catholic tradition at the community college. I said to the professor, “Could I bring four sisters along?” and they said, “Wow, that’d be wonderful!” So we got in the van and off we went.
Courtney McHale: She seemed to have the true understanding of humility that we all strive for, not a dismissal of our gifts, but zeal to use our gifts for the purposes of God. Sr. Clare was so much fun to be with, she used her talents for acting and storytelling to capture hearts and lead them towards God. She really had a magnetic quality about her.
Fr. David Keegan: Her love for the Church, for the Eucharist and for Our Lady really opened my heart. She just helped me understand what my life was supposed to be focused on and centered on.
Sr. Mary Rose Gallaher, USA:
She told me: "That’s what we all need: to see ourselves as not important, to realize that we are nothing, and to place God in the center of our lives.”
Sr. Annemaria Naiman, USA:
Her concern for us to live that little sacrifice with joy was stronger than her.
Sr. Annemaria Naiman, U.S.A:
Her apostolic zeal was so sincere that it gave fruit in any situation: with elderly people, married couples, youth…
Hna. Ruth, España:
That was Sr. Clare: direct, but always with a sense of humor, and when she spoke like that it was always out of love and for the salvation of souls.
Sister Alison María Vandevoorde, United States:
Sister Clare wanted to light up someone´s day in such a way that the other person just experienced the joy of feeling loved, without realizing that it was a “favor.”
Sr. Sasha Smith, United States:
Whenever Sister Clare had given me advice, help and counsel, her reference was always the life of Christ.
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