Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, founder and mother servant of Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, was the principal speaker at our first quarter honors breakfast.
Mother Olga was born and raised in Iraq, living through four wars. She started a movement called Love Your Neighbor, a lay community serving the needs of the poor in Iraq. She also established the first order for Religious Sisters in the Assyrian Church of the East in 700 years.
In her homeland, Mother Olga became involved in pastoral ministry for college students and youth.
She served the prisoners, homeless, elderly, and handicapped of war for many years.
The Iraqi government gave her the Humanitarian Award for her service to the poorest of the poor.
Later, she served as the University Chaplain at Boston University, and in 2011, Cardinal O’Malley entrusted to her the mission of establishing a new religious community of sisters in the Archdiocese of Boston, Daughters of Mary of Nazareth.
We are grateful to Mother Olga for sharing her profound message of love and faith with our students, faculty, and parents.