Sister Clara Beall is one of a six-sister crew - two octagenarians and the others in their 90s, including two sisters who are 99 years old - that meets up on Mondays to create dinosaurs, dogs and dolls for children in Texas who have been ensnared in the immigration crisis happening all along the Mexico/U.S. border.
Sister Clara was asked by a Villa Assumpta staff member if she could do something to help the children. For the last several weeks, she and her intracongregational team, which is made up of SSNDs, Carmelites and SNDdN, have been cutting, pinning, stuffing and painting lovable stuffed toys of hope and love for the most vulnerable victims of the crisis on the southern border. The sisters are working on their third shipment of dozens and dozens of these handmade items, which they send to Sister Mary Alice McCabb, SNDdN, who is ministering in Texas along the border, and she distributes them to the grateful children.