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Walters, Sister Annettelocked

(18 May 1910–22 February 1978)
  • Margaret M. McGuinness


Walters, Sister Annette (18 May 1910–22 February 1978), experimental psychologist, educator, and Catholic nun, was born Margaret Anna Walters in Elmwood, Wisconsin, the second child and only daughter of Emil A. Walters and Anna Berglund. Raised in the Lutheran faith in Minneapolis, Walters attended public schools until her mother placed her in St. Margaret’s Academy, which was staffed and administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet (CSJ). In 1927 Walters enrolled at the College of St. Catherine (later St. Catherine’s University) in St. Paul, Minnesota, with plans to pursue a career in medicine. She converted to Catholicism during her sophomore year, and in February 1929 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph as a postulant. Several months later she was given the religious name of Sister Annette....

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