DERRY, Northern Ireland — Sister Clare Crockett, who died during the recent earthquake in Ecuador, wasn’t exactly a martyr for the faith, but she did die steeped in the ministry she loved.
Shortly after her death on April 16, in the 7.8-magnitude quake, details of the young Irishwoman’s efforts to save others emerged.
The 33-year-old was killed, along with five Ecuadorian postulants, when the quake struck.
Her heartbroken family, from Derry in Northern Ireland, take some consolation from the fact that she died as she lived: witnessing to the Gospel imperative to love people as God loves them.
The family have been keeping a low profile, praying for the repatriation of her remains. Her...READ MORE