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.
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.
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.
Sr. Michelle Araujo, Ecuador:
All of the sudden Sr. Clare appeared and said to me: "C'mon Michelle! Walk. It's just a small step. C'mon. It's not a big deal. It's just a step. Don't look back. Don't look back. It's for the Lord. Give everything to the Lord."
Gema Dayana Vergara Espinoza, Ecuador: Her way of helping souls grow close to God and Our Lady was really attractive.
Mariela Montes, Ecuador: I have been left with these words of Sister, and that she did everything with a smile on her face.
Erika Tuarez, Ecuador: Once everything was ready, we would leave a sign on the Sisters’ door, ring the doorbell and take off running to hide in the hall. The sign would say something like, “We are the Three Kings. Come find us so we can bring our gifts to the Child Jesus.”
Sr. Mary Donovan, USA: Her face and her voice, completely worn-out from all the work and apostolate, made me reflect a lot on my own surrender to God and if I was really giving all I could to bring souls to God.
Fr. Francesco Rizzi: The memory of Sr. Clare that I will always conserve in my heart is that of her love for Jesus and her desire for greater perfection, not in the sense of her effort but out of love. She desired to love Jesus more and more.
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