INTRODUCING THE 2019 NATIONAL CONVENTION GUEST SPEAKER: SR. MIRIAM DANIEL FAHEY
Miriam Daniel Fahey, SNJM, will be the guest speaker for our Saturday program at the 2019 Convention at the University of Portland on June 22. Sister Miriam Daniel will speak about Servant Leadership.
A Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Sr. Miriam Daniel is a professor emerita of Spanish. She began her career in Spanish in 1949 when she was assigned to work with Hispanic boarders at one of her community’s convents. She went on to study Spanish, completing doctoral studies at the University of Southern California. She began teaching at Holy Names University in Oakland, California, in 1970. After 50 years in the field of education, she retired in 1996 to begin a new career in social activism in San Jose, California, as a mission coordinator in the Santee neighborhood, where she assisted local Hispanic residents win redress from absentee landlords. Sr. Miriam Daniel has been recognized for her dedication to education, social justice and pastoral work in the Santee neighborhood throughout her 15 years of service there. Lovingly known as "Hermana Miriam," she has forged a legacy of commitment and a passion for justice that continues to inspire leaders and community members today.