Sister Hofstetter, a former St. Catharine president, dies

Dominican Sister of Peace Margaret Marie Hofstetter, 97, died Jan. 27 at Sansbury Care Center in St. Catharine, Ky.

Sister Hofstetter, a native of Nashville, was in her 72nd year of religious life. She ministered in teaching and educational administration, pastoral ministry and in leadership of her community.

In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she was a teacher and principal of St. Dominic School in Springfield, Ky. from 1946 to 1954. She served as president of St. Catharine College in St. Catharine from 1969 to 1975.

Sister Hofstetter also served on the leadership team of the Dominican Sisters from 1988 to 1992.

In 2002, she returned to St. Catharine Motherhouse where she provided community service and worked with the Earth Center. In 2011, she moved to Sansbury Care Center where she began a ministry of prayer and presence.

Survivors include a sister, Dominican Sister of Peace Adrian Hofstetter, a brother, Msgr. Robert Hofstetter of the Diocese of Knoxville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 31 at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial was in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sister Hofstetter’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219-2098.

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