Film tells the story of quake victim Sr Clare
A film about the life of an Irish nun who died in the 2016 Ecuador earthquake will be released on the second anniversary of her death.
And her order, the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, are now inviting people to bring the film to their home towns.
All or Nothing: Sr Clare Crockett tells the story of Sr Clare Crockett, who, as previously reported in The Universe, died at the age of 33 on Saturday 16th April 2016, while leading children to safety during the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1979.
‘That day and the weeks that followed were very painful moments for the community of Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother,’ read a news release on the Home of the Mother’s website.
‘However, to our surprise, when we started to talk about Sr Clare, her memory was not painful. We discovered that her loss afflicted us, while her memory filled us with joy. It is as if Our Blessed Mother extended a mantle of peace and joy over our hearts.’
The sisters received many letters from people who had received help from Sr Clare and began publishing them. This eventually led to plans to tell her life in the form of a film.
The EUK Mamie Foundation and HM Television recorded testimonies and gathered material. The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother have invited people to bring the film to their cities.
They said: ‘In order for the film to reach a city, there must be someone willing to organise its viewing for a group at a parish, school, university, or in an auditorium or theatre. The important thing is that the organised event does not have an economic purpose but an apostolic one: with the desire that God’s love, which changed Sr Clare, may be proclaimed through her life.
‘The only manner in which the payment of an admission ticket may be accepted is in the case of the need to rent a theatre. The cost of the theatre alone would be accepted.’
Initially a budding actress who had ambitions to make it big in Hollywood, Sr Clare, a Derry native, received her vocation while on a trip to Spain. Although expecting a 10-day party in the sun, she quickly realised she was on a pilgrimage. Despite her unhappiness at the revelation, she recognised her vocation and entered the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in 2001, at the age of 18.
She worked in Spain, the US and other parts of the world before going to Ecuador.
All or Nothing: Sr Clare Crockett will be released on 16th April 2018. To request a screening go to: www.sisterclare.com/multimedia/film/request?view=form
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