View From the Mount – Winter 2019 Sister Fran’s Message
An education at Mount St. Dominic Academy reflects the Four Pillars of Dominican Life, our core values—study, prayer, mission and community—as the foundation for a successful and meaningful future. Prepared with this foundation, our young women go on to make a lasting impact on the world we share.
We were founded 126 years ago by Mother Catharine Muth, a school on a hilltop to educate young women, and today, we remain faithful to the mission of educating women-leaders.
This year we commemorated “Founders Day” for the first time in December 2018, marking the foundation in 1881 of the Sisters of St. Dominic in Caldwell. After celebrating our 125th year, we chose to continue our public relationship with the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell. As we continue to be sponsored by the Sisters, we reflect their Mission. The Sisters of St. Dominic commit to respond to God’s call as the Word of God is preached through lives of contemplative prayer, study, and ministry in response to the needs of our time. Our Mission is taken from the Sisters mission, as we educate young women to take their place in the world as leaders, rooted in our core values.
We respond to the needs of today, as we include in our curriculum a strong base in Catholic teachings we integrate these teachings into the variety of courses’, developing the critical reflection process needed to move beyond our doors. We also continue to enhance our offerings to include the means for our young women to excel in the ever-evolving world of science and technology. Our young women are immersed in the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church as they pursue service opportunities locally and beyond.
As we pray each day in the Dominican Tradition to search for TRUTH through STUDY, work to create a CARING COMMUNITY, reach out to others by PREACHING and JUST ACTIONS, and to enfold our lives in PRAYER, we move with confidence into future generations.