Special Rosary and Mass to mark 4th anniversary of Sister Clare Crockett

A special Rosary will be held in Derry’s St Eugene’s Cathedral tomorrow, Thursday 16th April, on the 4th Anniversary of the death of Sister Clare Crockett.
Sister Clare Crockett.Sister Clare Crockett.
Sister Clare Crockett.

Bishop Donal McKeown will offer up the Rosary from the Cathedral at 8pm on Thursday in memory of Sr. Clare and to ask for her intercession for the people of her native city of Derry.

To mark the anniversary, people all around Derry have been placing an image of Sr. Clare in their front windows and praying for her intercession for protection and peace in this time.

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Meanwhile Fr Stephen Quinn, OCD, will be celebrating Mass on Sunday, April 19, at 7pm in Termonbacca also in memory of Sr Clare; “praying for her soul and that the Church will recognise her heroic virtue”.

This Mass will be broadcast from Termonbacca on Facebook and YouTube, and as many people as possible have been invited to “pray for the intercession of this amazing Derry girl”.

Sister Clare died in an earthquake in South America on April 16, 2016.

The 33-year-old, a member of the Servant Sisters, died when the school building she was in collapsed in the Equadorian town of Playa Prieta.

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The 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people with hundreds more injured.

Sister Clare, a native of Iona Terrace in the Brandywell area of the Long Tower parish, had been teaching guitar and singing with five young women postulants, who were entering the religious order, when the earthquake struck.

She died while trying to save children.

In 2018 a film charting her remarkable life and legacy, entitled ‘All of Nothing’ was released.