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Sister Marguerite Walters

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... the Lord will put me where He wants me.
Sister Marguerite Walters was born and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in both elementary and secondary school. In high school, she studied commercial courses in preparation for a career in the business world.
 
She worked first for the Manitoba Provincial Government in the Department of Education and later for Federated Mutual, an insurance company. She even volunteered with the Red Cross during the historical Winnipeg flood of 1950. That same year she entered the congregation. She was familiar with the Sisters at St. Ann's, St. Alphonsus and those at St. Joseph's Hospital, Winnipeg. "I thought, well, the Lord will put me where He wants me."
 
She taught for a total of 20 years in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. "I would not exchange my teaching days for anything. The places I've been, the people I've met, the experiences I've had, I would not exchange it. So God knows." She was then called upon to use her business background in her ministerial outreach, principally in the field of accounting and finance. 
 
Over the next 33 years she served in the Payroll Department of St. Michael's Hospital, in the Business Office at Morrow Park as Assistant to the General Treasurer, in the Pontifical Missions office and finally as President of the Morrow Foundation. In more recent years, because of fragile health, Sr. Marguerite has supported both the foreign and home missions through her prayer ministry. She looks back over the past 60 years as ones of joy, seeing God's guiding hand in all her various activities.

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