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2018 Jubilarians: La Salette Missionaries (MS)

Brother Luke Bauer

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Brother Luke Bauer


Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1968

Education: St. Patrick School, University City, St. Louis, 1954-62

Mercy High School, University City, St. Louis, 1962-66

Classes at Kenrick Seminary for religious education certification 1970-73

Culinary studies, 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Maintenance and community cook for Residence of Missionaries of La Salette, St. Louis 1967-76

Religious education teacher, St. Hedwig Parish, 1970

Maintenance and community cook, Residence of Missionaries of La Salette, 1978-80

Community cook, Salette Formation Residence, Maplewood, 1982

Assistant for parish Boy Scout program, Immaculate Conception, 1982

Community cook, Residence of Missionaries of La Salette, 1983-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Maintenance for La Salette Seminary, Jefferson City, Mo., 1967

Community cook, La Salette Novitiate Residence, Lufkin, Texas, 1976-78

Community cook, La Salette College formation Residence, Houston, 1980-82

About Brother Luke Bauer: Necessity brought me into the kitchen. Once involved in cooking I felt the need to take culinary classes where I discovered my talent. Cooking changed my attitude from just doing a “job” for the community to becoming my passion. Also I have a passion for horses. I love taking long walks every day, especially in the cool pre-dawn hours which afford me quiet time for prayer and meditation. Although I never became a mountain climber, my daily walks provided valuable experience when in 1989 I was called to spend time at the site of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, in the majestic French Alps.

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