Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 10, 2022 / 08:00 am
Mother Olga grew up in war-torn Iraq but found peace within the Catholic Church, establishing a new religious order to share Christ’s light with others.
Montse Alvarado, host of EWTN News In Depth, recently spoke to the foundress of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth about her childhood in war-torn Iraq, her steadfast devotion to Our Lady, and her community in Boston.
Originally a part of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mother Olga joined in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church on Sept. 8, 2005. She talked about what led to that moment in her faith, which happened around the time she was sent to the United States for school.
“I was really very drawn to the … strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Holy Eucharist,” she said. “I was really drawn to adoration, to the daily Communion, daily Mass, and all the beautiful devotions … when I got to learn about Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, [and] our Lady of Fatima.”