Sr. Clare was ‘a striking example of Derry womanhood’

Mourners gathered inside St Columba's Church, Long Tower during the Funeral Mass for Sister Clare Crockett, who was killed in the Earthquake in Ecuador.
Mourners gathered inside St Columba's Church, Long Tower during the Funeral Mass for Sister Clare Crockett, who was killed in the Earthquake in Ecuador.

Fr Eamon Graham has described Sr Clare as a “striking example of Derry womanhood” as he addressed mourners at her funeral on Monday afternoon.

Speaking during Funeral Mass at the Long Tower Church, Fr Graham told those gathered:

Sr Clare pictured with some young people.

Sr Clare pictured with some young people.

“Through the troubles and difficulties that we have experienced over the years one of our greatest strengths has been that of our women who often were the bread winners and held society together. The Derry women have so often lived the Gospel by putting the needs of others first.

“Sister Clare was a striking example of Derry womanhood. Clare asked herself what could she do to make the world a better place and how could she serve God through the most vulnerable.

“She clearly did this in an exemplary manner as a religious sister nourished by prayer and especially through the Eucharist but she did it above all as a woman who never forgot her Derry and her Brandywell roots.”