The Dominican Order has strong democratic roots going back to the time of Dominic. Every six years, the Adrian Dominican Sisters hold a “General Chapter” during which the Sisters make decisions that set the future direction for the Congregation. At that time, they also elect leaders to carry out the Chapter mandates.
The Congregation is led by a Prioress (“president”) and General Council, which includes a Vicaress (“vice president”), Administrator, and two other Councilors. Our current General Council was elected in 2016 and will serve through June of 2022.
Left to right: Frances Nadolny, OP, Administrator; Patricia Harvat, OP, General Councilor;
Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress; Mary Margaret Pachucki, OP, Vicaress;
Elise García, OP, General Councilor.