Sr. Mary Donnelly O.P.

Sr. Mary Donnelly
Residence Hall
Flaherty Hall


A Dominican Sister from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sr. Mary Donnelly, O.P. became the rector of Flaherty Hall in 2016. Prior to opening Flaherty, Sr. Mary was the rector of Pangborn Hall since 2008. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Aquinas College and a Master's degree in Pastoral Studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. She completed certification in Spiritual Direction at the Dominican Center at Marywood and received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Seminary. Prior to Notre Dame, Sr. Mary served in Campus Ministry at Aquinas College, where she coordinated retreats, Bible Study opportunities, and evenings of reflection, faith, and film. As the Director of Formation for her religious community, Sr. Mary has worked directly with women seeking to become professed religious.