Long Tower opens book of condolence for Sr Clare

St Clare pictured with some young people.

St Clare pictured with some young people.

The parish of the Long Tower will open a book of condolence in memory of Sister Clare Crockett, following a Mass in the Derry church on Friday night.

Father Brendan Collins C.C. said that parishioners from the Long Tower where Sister Clare lived and grew up, wanted to show their support and sympathy to the family.

Describing Sister Clare as an “inspirational young woman of the parish,” Father Brendan said the community would come together tonight at 7.30 p.m. for Mass, followed by the rosary.

“We will then open a book of condolence where people can write a message,” he said. “Sister Clare was well known locally and since her death people who knew her have been sharing memories and stories.

“Young people who hear of Sister Clare’s story, particularly in this modern world, can associate with her. She found real contentment in her life and she died as she lived, helping other people.”

The Derry priest encouraged as many people as possible to come to pray for Sister Clare, and her family and that her remains will be returned to her family as soon as possible.