Jacqueline “Jackie” Maggiore was raised in Appleton, WI, where she and Sister Carla (Carol Piette) became lifelong friends. A graduate of Marquette University, she earned an MSW degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her late husband Anthony raised their family in Milwaukee. Grandmother of three and retired from a social work career, she lives in Glendale, WI where she is active with Maryknoll Affiliates, Gesu Parish, and local peace and justice efforts. She began Vessel of Clay as a personal tribute to her friend, but found a deeper appreciation for Carla through her contacts with Carla’s colleagues and travels to El Salvador and Chile. She has co-authored another biography, a tribute to lay missioner Mary McCormick, currently pending publication.