Mary Frances Fleischaker, OP, DMin

Mary Frances Fleischaker, OP, DMin

Adjunct Professor of Theology


Mary Frances Fleischaker is originally from Chicago. She has been an Adrian Dominican for 54 years. She earned a Bachelor degree in piano performance from Siena Heights University, a Masters degree in Religious Studies from Loyola University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union. Her ministerial experience includes teaching, retreat work, and directing worship and liturgical music programs in a variety of pastoral settings including Campus Ministry at Barry University. Several of her original hymn texts have also been published. Currently, she serves as adjunct professor of theology at Barry University and teaches in the Lay Ministry program of the Archdiocese of Miami.


  1. Co-Author of Daily Prayer 2016 Issue, LTP Publications
  2. CLIOP, International Dominican Liturgical Commission "Liturgical Catechesis and the Arts" (June 2014)
  3. Book Reviews: Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, Illinois:
    • 2011: Joseph Martos, Sacraments
    • 2013: Jason McFarland, Announcing the Feast
  4. Book Chapter:

    Christian Spirituality and Prayer: Nurturing Relationship with God" in Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions, (Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2010)

  5. Article:

    "Mystagogy and Liturgical Synesthesia: An Inter-disciplinary Excursion" Liturgical Ministry, Volume 18, Summer 2009

  6. Scripture Commentary and Liturgy Preparation Column:

    A.I.M Magazine
    J.S. Paluch/ World Library Publications (Franklin Park, Illinois)

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Issue, 1991
    Winter Issue, 1992
    Summer Issue, 1993

  7. Published Hymn Texts:

    "Mary, Woman of the Promise"
    1989 Award from the Hymn Society of America

    Alfred V. Fedak Hymnary
    Selah Publishing Company

    New Century Hymnal

    United Church Board for Homeland Ministries
    United Church of Christ

    Catholic Book of Worship III
    Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

    Music Issue
    Oregon Catholic Press

"Now This Day Gives Way to Darkness" (Hymn Text)
"O Holy One" (Hymn Text)

  • World Library Publications (Franklin Park, Illinois)

Family of Dominic" (Hymn Text)

  • Resource for Prayer
    Adrian Dominican