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Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP, prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, (left) celebrates with Sr. Delia McDonald, OP, former principal of Dominican High School (1973-1992) at Founders Day Mass with students portraying Dominican’s seven original founders.

St. Mary's Dominican High School
School celebrates founders day, start of 150th anniversary

Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP, addresses the Dominican High School community on the commitment to the Holy Preaching. Sr. Margaret urged her audience to “follow in the footsteps of the foundresses” and to “reconnect to their example.”

On Nov. 5, Dominican High School celebrated Founders Day and its 150th anniversary kickoff, marking the beginning of an 18-month celebration of Dominican’s sesquicentennial year.

Beginning with a Founders Day Mass, the Dominican High School community and special guests celebrated this milestone together. Seven Dominican seniors portrayed the seven original founders of Dominican High School who arrived in New Orleans from Cabra, Ireland exactly 150 years ago.

Sr. Margaret Ormond, OP,

Dominican senior Jordan Ruppert (left) portrays Sister Mary Hyacinth McQuillan, one of Dominican High School’s original founders, with Sr. Therese Leckert, OP, General Councilor of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, who presents the Dominican Torch.

prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, addressed the school community about the commitment to the Holy Preaching. Alumnae and staff enjoyed a reception following Mass. Students enjoyed the tradition of “Founders Day cake” during lunchtime.

A school-wide assembly in the afternoon featured performances by the Dominican Color Guard, Cheerleaders, Debs, Choir and Band.

Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, is a Catholic college-preparatory program for young women rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community, and service.