Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
There are some that give all, and Sr. Clare Maria Crokett of the Holy Trinity and the Heart of Mary, was one of them.
Recently, a friend of mine, aka, The Steel Magnolia, sent me a link to a movie on the life of Sr. Clare, and it was most enjoyable; if that is the right word to use for a life that, by the standards of the world, seemed ill-fated, as it ended early with herself fully consumed in a self-giving holocaust. Sr. Clare gave her entire life in service to God and man; yet, watching the movie is heartening as it details the life of a modern (she died in 2016) sister who seemed to be, literally, consumed with the love of God, as a bride of Christ is meant to be; and despite the hardships of her life, had found that indescribable peace which passes all understanding in her spousal relationship with Christ. She gave everything to Christ, leaving house and home to follow Him, taking up her own cross in union with Him with determination and joy; just as her patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, had done.
She was a remarkable person.
The movie is beautiful, and I think you will, like myself, enjoy it, as it reminds us of the silent good: those priests, and religious sisters, who silently go about doing their duty with great care and love, despite public turmoil in the Church.
They are the ones you do not hear about in the press.
Let us remember them, and pray for them.
Here is the movie of the life of Sr. Clare Crokett which is titled, All or Nothing:
Have a good day.
Image: Sr. Clare’s bridegroom, Christ Jesus.