SisterMargaret Hillary

“Teach me, O God, your way that I may walk in your truth. I give thanks to you, my God. Great has been your kindness toward me.”

With a heart full of gratitude and joy, I celebrate 60 years as a Dominican Sister. These years of service to our God were possible because of the support and love received from our Sisters. Recalling them brings many warm memories of ministry with our Sisters, mentoring from our Sisters, and happy community times together. I thank all of our Sisters for being the source of the happiness that I feel.

I am also grateful to my family for their support and affirmation. The respect that I feel from my seven sisters and brothers, their spouses, children and grandchildren strengthens me in my choice to be a vowed woman religious.

These 60 years have opened for me many wonderful ministry opportunities: teaching in Catholic schools in all sectors of Michigan and New Mexico, Diocesan ministry in Illinois and Pennsylvania, congregational ministry, and now service on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana. These ministries have enriched my spirit. I am grateful for all of the persons and places that have helped me grow into a deeper relationship with Christ.

2022 – 62 Years A Sister

Prayer Ministry

Pray for our benefactors

Sister Margaret Hillary and the Dominican candle.

Sister Margaret is a teaching and preaching presence with children, teens, and women at St. Ignatius Mission where she serves as pastoral assistant and director of religious education.

Sister Margaret and friend, both members of a Kateri Circle, attend a Conference that is “The Voice, Presence, and Identity of Indigenous Catholics of North America under the protection and inspiration of St. Kateri Tekakwitha”.

Sister Margaret Hillary at Tekakwitha Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota July 19-July 22, 2017 with women from her parish. A Las Casas grant helped defray the expenses for the group to attend. From left to right- Ernestine, Marcella, Tammy, and Sr. Margaret.

Sister Margaret Hillary (second row, far right end) stands with representatives from Dominican Sisters International attending the 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from March 13-24 in New York City.

In ministry with Sister Margaret Hillary, OP

Sister Inspiration: Catholic Social Teaching Truths in Montana


Catching Up: Celebrating 2020 Jubilarians Together


The Catholic Sisters Empowering Women Around the World


Sister Inspiration: Margaret Hillary, OP


2017 Tekakwitha Conference Reflection with Sister Margaret Hillary


Sister Inspiration: Relief for Struggling Families on Reservation in Montana


United Nations Commission on the Status of Women


Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids 2020 Jubilarians


Dominican Sister Presence with Indigenous Peoples