This past February 5, 2018, Feast Day of St. Agatha, martyr, Fr. Rafael ended his homily by spontaneously mentioning the example we have received from Sr. Clare. The following is a transcription of what was said and is worth reading.
Shortly before Sr. Clare went to Playa Prieta, Sr. Estela Morales composed a poem about an experience she had in prayer. Each verse begins with a phrase directed to the Lord, who gives meaning to and sustains our entire existence: “And it’s because life is You.” After having read it, Sr. Clare transformed Sr. Estela’s prayer into a song, which we now share with you in a “home recording” from Christmas 2015, Sr. Clare’s last Christmas. In it, Sr. Clare herself sings – for the community and some young girls close to them – the song: “It’s Not Monotony” (“No es monotonía”). The following is a translation of the song sung in Spanish.
The audio is in Spanish, but the text of the English translation is below.
In her Letter to the Three Kings on January 6, 2016, Sr. Clare wrote: “There’s a song titled, ‘¿Qué quiero mi Jesús?’ [What Do I Want, My Jesus?]. I would like to live what the song says. Can you grant me this, or do I have to speak directly with Jesus Christ and His Mother?" These are the lyrics from that song. It is a poem by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, a Spanish priest and writer from the 17th century. May Our Lord grant us the grace to live what the lyrics of the song ask for.
Homily by Fr. Rafael Alonso Reymundo
The figure of Sr. Clare is stirring up interest every day. She is deceased sister who is still very alive. So alive, that she is in our hearts and has become a true example for us to follow.
If you have any favors, memories or stories about Sr. Clare or any of the 5 postulants who died in Ecuador, please 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.