Sister Monica Clare is a nun with the community of St. John Baptist, an Episcopal religious order based in Mendham, New Jersey. Sister Monica, formerly known as Claudette Monica Powell, had what many considered a glamorous Hollywood life as a photo editor at a Los Angeles-based advertising agency. She gave up that world and all her personal possessions to dedicate her life to helping others.

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