Sister Susanne Bauer celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

Nine Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession in 2021. Today we celebrate the life of Sister Susanne Bauer, celebrating 70 years as a Sister.

Sister Susanne is a native of Louisburg, Kan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Mary College (now University of St. Mary) in Leavenworth, Kan., in 1968 and a master’s in educational administration from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, in 1981.

Sister Susanne was an educator for 42 years and was assistant superior and treasurer of her religious community, the Ursuline Sisters of Paola, Kan., from 1990-98. (The Paola Ursulines merged with the Maple Mount community in 2008). In Kansas, she taught at Saint Philip Neri School, Osawatomie (1964-67) and Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Overland Park (1959-64 and 1967-70). She also taught at Holy Angels School, Garnett (1989-90). She was principal of Sacred Heart School, Ottawa (1998-2001) and was a teacher’s aide at Holy Rosary-Wea School, Bucyrus (2001-2009), where she also helped with the after-school care program.

Her longest tenure was the 19 years she spent at Saint John School in Bartlesville, Okla., (1970-89), including  serving as principal there from 1976-89. 

After retiring to the Motherhouse in Maple Mount, Ky., in 2009, Sister Susanne served as the chapel sacristan until 2018. She is now a sacristan substitute and likes to “visit with people.” She is also a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer and was asked to pray especially for the essential Food Services staff this year. Her feast day is Nov. 1, All Saints Day.

Congratulations Sister Susanne!

Friends can write her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.