Circle of Friends
400 years ago Mary Ward with her circle of friends shared a vision and mission that has captured the hearts of many over the centuries. Today all involved in the Loreto mission are shaping contemporary expressions of this same vision.
There are many ways to become part of the Loreto circle of friends and its community of generous individuals. Loreto Australia and South East Asia is enlivened by the formal and informal partnerships with colleagues and friends.
You might choose to be involved by:
- working in our development or educational projects
- responding to advocacy issues
- reconnecting with old school friends
- volunteering with Mary Ward International Australia
- serving on a Board or Committee
- making a donation to support our projects
- joining the mailing list by signing up to the Loreto Networker E-Newsletter
- becoming a Loreto Sister
Past Students and Friends
Loreto Past Students Associations and ongoing friendships connect the past to the present. Involvement in the Loreto network keeps the spirit of Mary Ward alive and maintains the link between families, schools and colleges, past and present students and the work of the Loreto Sisters.
Past students are increasingly involved with Mary Ward International Australia and support our mission through membership of Boards and Committees.
Federation is the coming together of staff, past-students, family, and friends of Loreto schools from around Australia. It has been held every two years since its inception in 1955 when the first one was held at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak.
The Loreto family gathers to fulfil the vision of Gonzaga Barry:
“Federate so as to share all the good that is done by each, have enthusiasm for your cause, be earnest, be persevering, humble, and with God’s aid you will succeed.”
Feature Image: Delegates from the 2019 Loreto Ministries Boards’ Colloquium.