Sr Clare Crockett was born in Derry in 1982 and was killed in the Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016. A new film has just been released that tells the story of her short but extraordinary life. She wanted to be a famous nun but little did she know how the Lord would grant her wish.
Clare Crockett had always wanted to be a great Hollywood actress. Aged 14, she began to land acting roles, hosting a Nickelodeon programme at 16. But even when she landed a small role in a feature film, she was not happy. “Neither success, nor fame, nor human love could fill me. I knew that only by doing what God wanted could I be truly happy,” she recounted. Following a greater call, she entered religious life.
Sr Clare Crockett died with five postulants as she taught them guitar. On the first anniversary of her death, the Servant Sisters established their first convent in Ireland in Roscommon. The Servant Sisters are hoping to produce a short documentary on another of the girls who died in the earthquake – 15-year-old Valeria. “She has an amazing story of forgiveness, as she saw her father kill her mother when she was just two,” said Sr Kristen.
We hope that you will take the time to enjoy and be inspired by this moving film about one remarkable Irish woman's life dedicated to God.