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Working Wonders: Sister Miriam Theresa and Fair Pay Legislation

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Sisters, Associates, staff and members of the public filled the Holy Names Heritage Center for a riveting presentation on the life of Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa. Before becoming a Holy Names Sister, she led Oregon to adopt the nation's first law on minimum wages and maximum working hours. Portland State University Professor Jan Dilg shared photos, stories and a video from her years of research. A highlight of the afternoon was when Sisters in the audience shared their memories of Sister Miriam Theresa, many of whom were her students at Marylhurst. The event was funded by a grant from National Catholic Sisters Week.