Sister Margaret (Leonarda) Hild
What first drew you to the Racine Dominican community?
Someone or something inside of me kept saying that this was the way I needed to go. I simply felt that I wanted to be a part of what the Racine Dominicans represented.
What has kept you in the community all these years?
Relationships made and that continued call I felt inside are a part of this. I loved teaching, and I was a good teacher. Working with abused women at Bethany, tutoring, and other such experiences were also a part of my community life experience. However, a major reason is the fact that I have made a commitment to God and to this community. Come what may, I will continue to be a faithful member of this community.
What is one particularly cherished memory of your years in ministry?
While I worked primarily with 7th and 8th graders (which in itself contains many cherished memories), I also tutored younger and older children. On all levels, I spent extra time with those struggling with reading skills. It was always wonderful to experience their progress and success with them.
What is one thing people today should know about the Racine Dominicans?
We are a strong group of women interested in and involved with the needs and problems of people in the world around us. Committed to Truth, Compelled to Justice calls us to reach out to others in need and help in any way we can.
What do you enjoy doing at this time of your life?
I have time for prayer, time to be informed about issues of importance and time to be. I enjoy working in the Siena Center kitchen five mornings a week with a very great group of women. I am tutoring one of the women, and I love doing that. Listening to music and reading mystery stories are treasured pastimes. Finally, I have time for nonsense!