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Grace Walle

Law Chaplain

Education

  • D.M., McCormick Theological Seminary, 1997
  • M.P.M., Boston College, 1990
  • B.A., St. Mary’s University, 1978

Biography

A Marianist Sister, Walle provides personal and spiritual counseling, and offers assistance to law students and their families whenever the need arises.

She offers a number of programs designed to assist men and women in their transition through law school. She also sponsors Law Partners, a support network for the spouses of law students.

Walle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1951. In 1972, she entered the Marianist Sisters in San Antonio in 1972.

While her background was in education, she became involved in directing retreats at the Marianist Sisters Retreat House, which was later bought by St. Mary’s University to house The St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. She ministered for two years at St. John Neumann parish in San Antonio. She began working in University Ministry at St. Mary’s University in 1982. Her responsibilities included retreat ministry and leadership development.

As campus minister for the School of Law, Walle has developed a nationally recognized program. She has been described as having her own “world wide web” based on the years of working with law students and the legal community. One student described her as “searching through her Rolodex to provide just the right connection for a career connection or linking law students to community service projects.”

Honors and Awards

Marianist Heritage Award 2014
Alice Franzke Feminist Award 2013
Hispanic Law Alumni Award 2012
CCMA Dean Cantu/President Cotrell National Outstanding University Administrator Award
Yellow Rose of Texas Educating for a Lifetime Award 2010
San Antonio Bar Foundation Peacemaker’s Award 2011
CCMA National Educating for Justice Award 2006
San Antonio Young Lawyers Liberty Bell Award 2005-2006
Mexican American Bar Association Award 2003
St Mary’s Law School St. Thomas More Award 2002
St Mary’s University Santa Maria Justice Award presented by Center for Legal and Social Justice 2001
Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Campus Minister Award (CCMA) 2000
Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry offers:

Catholic services each day, including Sundays, in a chapel on campus
Sacramental preparation
Opportunities to gather as a community for prayer, retreats and Mass
Programs to provide service to needy in San Antonio

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