The Story of Sister Margaret

October 28, 2012 by
Filed under: Large Area Rugs 

Sister Margaret Graziano, SNJM, was born Margherita Graziano in Portland, Oregon, November 25, 1916, the second of eight children, and the oldest daughter. After graduating from high school in 1934, Margaret attended Portland State for one year before deciding that she would like to become a sister. Sister Margaret worked at Christie School as a novice on mission. After her practicum at Christie, Margaret went to Union Town, Washington, and taught grades three and four at St. Boniface for four years. Margaret’s next assignment was to Richland, Washington, to teach music and sixth grade at Christ the King, a school for which the Catholic community had waited ten years. Sr. Margaret volunteered to work for one year at the infirmary at Marylhurst. At the end of her year at the infirmary, Sr. Margaret was sent to the Parish St. Philip Neri for a year. This was a very joyful experience since this was margaret’s childhood parish. In 1968, Sr. Margaret moved to St. Francis and taught for three years. Later she taught at The Dalles, then St. Mary’s in Eugene, and finally for a special education program in Eugene. She retired at age 58 in 1975 after 38 years of teaching. Teaching in Eugene she noticed a large unused area at the jail and that the male inmates had little or no recreation, Sr. Margaret convinced the authorities to allow her to furnish the space with a rug and comfortable chairs and to start a library with donated materials. After the library proved to be a success
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