From an article about
Sister Marie Clare Klein who became a nun at 17.
When did you realize you wanted to be a nun?
I fell in love with Jesus. When this happened, everything changed, and I wanted my whole life to be about Jesus. I am not saying that at that moment I became perfect! It’s just that at a certain point, I realized that nothing matters without Him. … There is no meaning, no purpose in life without God. …
I discovered that Jesus was calling me to offer my life in a way that many people (including myself, at the time) do not understand.
What attracted you to the Felician Franciscan Sisters? I saw their love for Jesus in the Eucharist, their dedication to service of the church, their devotion to the Blessed Mother, the centrality of Scripture, and the fact that the religious habit is still a reality in the community. As a young person of the current generation, signs and symbols are a necessity to me. I need to know and see the difference between one lifestyle and another, and I understand the importance of a visible witness.
...What special gifts do you feel you bring to your job?
I have an insatiable love for Jesus and a deep desire for the truth! This, combined with an unquenchable curiosity, a bit of enthusiasm, a touch of discipline, and the desire to develop inquisitive minds is part of who I am. … I hope and pray that my students will benefit from what I have to give them.