Randy Havard of Havard Iron Works, LLC, places the Celtic cross on top of the newly placed cupola on St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Science and Technology Complex’s Veritas Tower. The base of the cross bears the signatures of alumnae who represented the graduating classes from the 1930s to the 1960s. The complex is set to open this spring at the 155-year-old school that traces its roots to Ireland when seven Dominican sisters from St. Mary’s Convent-Cabra, Dublin, Ireland arrived in New Orleans to teach children of Irish immigrants.
Since 1860, St. Mary’s Dominican High School has been a leader of Catholic education in the New Orleans region. The school’s 155-year legacy is rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community and service. These are the pillars of Dominican life and form the foundation for the Dominican student’s experience.