About the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth

Daughters of Mary of Nazareth is an Apostolic and Contemplative Community of Religious Women. We are a private association of the faithful in the Archdiocese of Boston founded in 2011 by Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart.

Our spirituality is guided by Blessed Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality of Nazareth. As he lived his life imitating the example of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth, so are we called to live in a daily intimacy with Jesus. Starting our daily life with Jesus in prayer and adoration will transform us so that we may become little vessels of His presence wherever we serve. Our prayer life is nourished by daily Communion, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacred Scripture, and Marian devotions.

Our vocation is to be the leaven in the dough. It is a call to be the leaven in society, in the Church and in the world. Like Jesus during His life on earth, we make ourselves all things to all people: universal sisters among our brothers and sisters wherever we live and serve by immersing ourselves deeply among people and sharing their life. As Daughters of Mary, our ministry is focused on loving God and our neighbors through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Inspired by Saint John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization “to incarnate Christian values and open the Gospel message to human cultures,” our Charism is to be Ambassadors of Christ through word and deed. Our call is to incarnate the unity and peace of the Holy Family of Nazareth, God’s love for all His people, and the gracious and kind motherhood of Mary for the Church and all her children.

Our Motto

Passion for God – Compassion for Humanity

“May our only treasure be God, may our heart belong totally to God, everything in God, everything for God… for Him alone.” Blessed Charles de Foucauld