Dominican Sister of Peace
Collette Marie Bauer, a teacher
and librarian, dies at 93

Dominican Sister of Peace Collette Marie Bauer died Jan. 5 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Ky. She was 93 and in her 69th year of religious life.

Sister Bauer, a native of Spalding, Neb., ministered as a teacher and librarian in Kentucky, Nebraska and Indiana.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at St. Rose School in Springfield, Ky., and served as a librarian at the old Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. She also taught art and religion at St. Catharine College, which closed in 2016.

In 1987, Sister Bauer provided assistance in Catholic Charities of Louisville’s Office of Migration and Refugees Services. In 1991, she served as a tutor at the old Sts. Simon and Jude School.

Sister Bauer moved to Sansbury Care Center in 1998 where she served in a ministry of prayer and presence.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews and members of her community.

Sister Bauer’s body has been donated to science. A remembrance service and Memorial Mass are being held for her community and family members at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial will be at a later date at the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.​​

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098, or online at

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