Episode 10

Be the Yeast in the Dough | Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart


August 5th, 2019

49 mins 49 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

It’s the last episode of season 1, and we certainly have a special guest in store! So far this season we’ve heard from youth ministers, priests, pro-life speakers, youth activists–– and in this episode we have another beautiful religious sister to share with you.  Meet Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart.

Often called the “Mother Teresa of Boston,” our guest today is a beloved and well-known face in the Boston Catholic community.  She is the Mother Servant of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, an eight-year-old order in Quincy, MA which Mother Olga founded with Cardinal Seán O’Malley.

Mother Olga was raised in Iraq in the Assyrian Church of the East, and became a religious sister after seeing the devastation in her home country.  She tended to the abandoned, orphaned, and dying. Eventually she came to the United States, became a Roman Catholic sister, was a beloved campus minister at Boston University, and now leads her sisters in caring for the poor and vulnerable of Boston. 

She is a light to this world through her “yes” to the Lord, and I couldn't stop smiling our whole conversation–– if you want a smile and if you want some advice about how to evangelize in the real world, this is it. Evangelize with that smile.

Let us know what you took away from this conversation @TotheHeightsCTV! Thank you, Mother Olga!

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