Carmen Laje: She had a very intimate union with the Lord when she received Communion. There were times when she didn’t sing in the choir loft, but close to the altar instead.
Sr. Julissa Macías: She never missed an opportunity to make us laugh and lift the spirits of those who were down. All this with a deep touch because she was very much against all superficiality.
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.”
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