2017 Speakers


Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, Therese Wilson Favors, Patricia Livingston

Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart is the founder and mother servant of Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, a new religious order in the Archdiocese of Boston. She was born and raised in Iraq and lived through four wars.
Therese Wilson Favors is the director of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She served as the Coordinator of Elementary and Family Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Baltimore before becoming the Director of African American Catholic Ministries.  From 1985-1987, she served as the Planner for the 1987 National Black Catholic Congress and shortly thereafter was named the Executive Director for the National Black Catholic Congress.  Prior to these positions, she served as Director of Evangelization and Community Outreach for Corpus Christi Church in Baltimore, Maryland.   Mrs. Favors has extensive experience as an educator in both Catholic Schools and parish religious education programs.
Patricia Livingston, a speaker on spirituality, is best known for her touching, story-telling style of illuminating the presence of God in everyday life. She has a unique gift for opening us to the beauty of our own stories with their special truth of God’s present love. In addition to leading workshops, retreats, and seminars throughout the United States and abroad, Pat is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Living FaithLiving With ChristCatholic DigestLiguorian, and US Catholic. The former associate director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, she was awarded the U.S. Catholic Award for furthering the cause of women in the Church. She is the author of several books of Christian spirituality. She is married, a mother and grandmother.