Sr. Kristen, a native of Columbus, Ohio, who entered into the Servant Sisters in 2002, said that this prayer seemed to have been answered by the time Sr. Clare was sent on mission to South America, after stints in Spain and the United States.
"And right before going to Ecuador she wrote, 'My heart is Yours, my mind is Yours, my thoughts are Yours. Ask me for anything. Nothing matters now, since nothing I have is mine! Possess me, Jesus,'" Sr. Kristen recalled.
"To see this strong interior life and relationship with God, which is what motivated her in her daily activity, to be generous and give her all to Him, was truly a blessing to discover and then to transmit in the book."
Sr. Kristen, who is currently based in Rome, recalled that the news of Sr. Clare's death spread rapidly around the world. The Sisters started to receive requests for more information about the 33-year-old's life.
"We began to go through our archives to see what footage we had of Sr. Clare and we found quite a lot. The project to do a documentary about her life then began," she said.
"Our way of going about it was quite simple: the communities of sisters in Spain, in the US and in Ecuador recorded interviews with the people who had known Sr. Clare. After about a year, all the material was gathered and I spent the summer of 2017 putting the film together. One of our sisters composed the music. All the sisters prayed. It was really a team effort."
The film was released on April 16, 2018, the second anniversary of Sr. Clare's death. The community didn't pay for any ads to promote the documentary, but it quickly reached a global audience thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations.
"People simply are touched and forward it to their families and friends. I am shocked every time people tell me, 'I can't even count the number of times I've watched it…' They watch it over and over again. Why? Because Our Lord has wished to touch people's hearts through Sr. Clare's testimony and life. There is no other explanation," said Sr. Kristen.
"Thanks to the original footage of her, I think people are truly able to get to know her as she was: full of joy. We have many clips of her laughing and joking around, and I think this permits the viewers to see the true happiness that only God can give."
In response to the growing interest, Sr. Kristen took on a second project: writing the first extended biography of Sr. Clare. Meanwhile, reports of miracles began to reach the sisters.
"Several married couples who had difficulties having children have written us to give thanks for Sr. Clare's intercession," she said. "A few have even named their baby girl after Sr. Clare."
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Sr. Kristen highlighted the case of a couple who lost their baby daughter on the day she was born. The father, who had lived on the same street as Sr. Clare, prayed for his childhood friend's intercession. The Sisters also prayed that his wife would be able to give birth to another child. Eventually, the couple welcomed a new daughter into the world.
This is just one of several reports of fertility miracles attributed to Sr. Clare's intercession.
"We do not have certainty as to whether these pregnancies have an explanation on a natural level or not," explained Sr. Kristen. "We would have to wait for future studies about each case and the Church will have to deem whether they are truly miracles or not. The fact is that these couples are very thankful to Sr. Clare."
"In any case, beyond the reports of 'miracles' of this type or others of other types of physical healings, the most reports we receive are of spiritual miracles. And these are the most important."
She continued: "There are people who were on the point of suicide and they have run into the documentary about Sr. Clare and they once again have hope and joy to live. Others were far from the Catholic Church and have found their faith again."