Kelly Nance, USA: I remember when you came to Assumption. How wonderful it was to see you playing with all of the children!
Sr. Sasha Smith, SHM: Sister Clare was my spiritual director from when I was seventeen years old until I entered with the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother. So I have had the grace to have spoken with Sister Clare a lot of times on a more personal level.
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.
Sr. Michelle Klobe (USA): The morning after the earthquake, I spoke to her interiorly, asking her if it was true that the Our Lady comes to take us up to Heaven with Her. I felt like she said, "Yes, sister, it's true."
Giulia Sciutto, USA: Looking back, I can see how her beautiful soul was trying to reach out to me and help me. Also, now I understand that even though from the outside she seemed to me like a vivacious, clear river, inside, she must have had a very deep spiritual life of silence and stillness.
Sr. Kristen Gardner, USA: Sometimes at night after dinner (when it was just us girls) she would act like she was seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary. She would look up as if she was hearing a voice, and responded: “Yes, yes. You want us to eat chocolate?"
If you have any favors, memories or stories about Sr. Clare or any of the 5 postulants who died in Ecuador, please fill out this form or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to your stories, please indicate where you are from, which of the six Sisters you are speaking about and how you met her. We are also thankful for videos and pictures.