Friend of Mary Ward Down-Under!
Our winter woes will be warmed by a visit to Australia by Dr Elaine McDonald across the latter part of July and early August.
Elaine is the Head of Practice and Policy at Dublin City University and is a great proponent of the life and legacy of Mary Ward. Elaine’s 2008 doctoral research explored The Educational Legacy of the Loreto Order (from Mary Ward 1585-1645 to Mother Michel (Frances) Corcoran 1846-1927).
Apart from her interest in Mary Ward, Elaine is very familiar with the educational legacy of Loreto Sisters in Ireland. Through her involvement in teacher education and policy development, she brings this legacy to life and is able to dialogue with contemporary educational and social trends. Elaine’s long connection with Loreto, experience as a secondary teacher, in teacher education and the Catholic education sector, and as a Board Chair of a Irish Loreto school stands her in good stead to meet us on common ground.
Elaine will be involved in three forums during her time with us:
- A Colloquium sponsored by Loreto Ministries for invited Loreto Sisters, Principals, Board members from Loreto schools, Loreto Timor-Leste, Loreto Vietnam and Mary Ward International Australia, to be held at Loreto College Marryatville.
- A free public lecture in each Loreto centre titled: Bearers of a Dangerous Memory: The Prophetic Legacy of Mary Ward
- Visits to each Australian Loreto school
Please peruse the Date Claimer for Elaine’s Public Lectures and treat yourself to a rigorous, reflective, engaging and enlightening insight into the rich and radical legacy of our foremothers in faith. These lectures are open to all: students, staff, Sisters, Board and Committee members, past pupils and all friends of Loreto. Venues with be in the nominated school. Loreto Sisters and Loreto Ministries thank our schools for hosting these public lectures.
For more information about Elaine’s visit to Australia, please contact Loreto Ministries Director of Mission, Anne Muirhead via email email@example.com or phone 03 8832 0422.