By Sister Jean Williams, OP
September 7, 2016, Wilmette, Illinois – Legacy is about interconnectedness. It is about honoring the past, living in the present, and building for the future.
The new Legacy Wall displayed outside of chapel of Regina Dominican tells the story of the Adrian Dominican Sisters who are integral to the life and history of the high school. Since 1958, more than 150 sisters have served as administrators and teachers in our school. Through their leadership, teaching, and interaction with students, they brought to life the charism of the Dominican Order and the Mission and Vision of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Their legacy continues to this day.
The Legacy Wall reminds us that Regina Dominican has a rich history. The power of this history enables us to live fully in the present while envisioning a vibrant future for the school. It provides a strong foundation of prayer, study, community, and service to support all that we do today and in the days to come.
We give praise and thanks to God for the many Sisters who helped create our proud history. We give thanks for the continued sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Sisters who give us life through their mission and vision.
Regina Dominican’s current students are also integral to the life and legacy of the school. In this video of the freshman retreat, edited by Lauren Murphy, students and faculty members show why they love Regina Dominican.
June 22, 2016, Wilmette, Illinois – Elizabeth Pattara, the first non-Adrian Dominican Sister to serve as President of Regina Dominican High School, spoke in an interview with The Wilmette Life of her excitement at this new position. The product of a Jesuit high school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she is eager to help instill in the Regina Dominican students the values of the Catholic faith. She succeeds Sister Mary Margaret Pachucki, OP, who left her position as President of Regina Dominican a year earlier than planned with her election to the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read the entire article.