Mission is at the heart of who we are, and love is the driving force that urges us on.
IBVM Constitutions Vol.ii 2.1
Our shared Loreto mission is to progress God’s mission within Australia and South East Asia by:
- Reclaiming the freshness of the Gospel
- Bringing those forced to live in poverty to the centre of our life and ministry
- Going where the need is greatest
- Living sustainably
- Creating the oneness that moves us across boundaries
We do this by sharing our gifts and skills, particularly through the empowerment of women, enabling them to contribute with greater confidence to the common good.
Let your vocation be constant, efficacious and affectionate.
– Mary Ward
- Education – in schools, adult education and educational support, with a particular focus on the education of girls.
- Social ministries – supporting all people to participate in society with dignity and equality.
- Development – assisting the Loreto sisters and their colleagues in works to transform structures and systems that keep people, particularly women and children, oppressed and marginalised.
- Justice – international networking advocating for a more just and equitable society.
Loreto is committed to professional care and the provision of a safe environment for children and adults and has policies in place outlining the principles, protocols and standards of practice required of those engaged in ministry.
Photos from the top:
Diaan Stuart ibvm with child in Timor Leste.
Diaan Stuart ibvm and Natalie Houlihan ibvm with children in Timor Leste.