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Vessel of Clay

The Inspirational Journey of Sister Carla

Jacqueline Hansen Maggiore presents in this volume the biography of her lifelong friend Carol Piette, known throughout Chile and El Salvador as Sister Carla. Drawing from the memories of those who knew her and excerpts from her letters and diaries, Vessel of Clay chronicles Sister Carla’s extraordinary life, highlighting her dedication to the poor of Latin America but also revealing her struggles with self-doubt and emotional frailty. Vessel of Clay will appeal to both lay and religious readers interested in peace and social justice, spiritual formation and development, women’s issues, liberation theology, and mission service.

171 pages | 16 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2010

Peace, Justice, Human Rights, and Freedom in Latin America

Religion: Christianity

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“With the insight given by her personal relationship with Carla and her family, the author reveals the complexity of these real human beings that we make into saints without always appreciating the profound inner struggles and personal hardships that framed the decisions they made as missioners, and the courage of their commitments.”

Margaret Swedish, coauthor of Like Grains of Wheat: A Spirituality of Solidarity

Table of Contents

Chapter One:  Appleton and Milwaukee
Chapter Two:  Maryknoll, New York
Chapter Three:  Pucon, Chillan, and Buzeta
Chapter Four:  La Bandera
Chapter Five:  The States
Chapter Six:  Return to La Bandera
Chapter Seven:  Coelemu
Chapter Eight:  El Salvador

Ita Ford’s Letter to the Maryknoll Sisters of the Chile Region

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