Sr. Mary Doeker

Sr. Mary Doeker spent twelve years at Ursuline Academy before entering the Ursuline community in 1946. She loved her time at Ursuline so much that her aunt predicted that she would enter the community. She attended the Athenaeum Teachers College and completed her bachelor’s degree in education at the former Edgecliff College. She received her master’s in education and theology from Xavier University.


Mary’s professional experience included teaching at our boarding school and Ursuline Academy for high school but also at the elementary level at St Louis, Owensville, St. Vivian, Cincinnati and St. Joseph in Springfield, Ohio. She also served as Director of Religious Education at both St Vivian and St Joseph Parishes. Mary felt blessed to be able to participate in the Ursuline Tertianship Program in Rome in 1974-75. The last years of Mary’s active ministry involved pastoral services for seniors at Mapleknoll Village in Cincinnati and as Pastoral Associate at St. Gabriel Parish in Glendale, Ohio. She particularly cherishes her work with the pastor at St Gabriel, Fr. David Fay, a long-time friend of the Ursulines.


Mary has been residing at Mt. Notre Dame since August 2012. “This is a wonderful place,” Mary says. “I am happy to be here, and they are so good to us.”