Sr. Susan Daily, an accomplished artist with a lifelong dedication to her craft, has recently introduced a captivating collection of religious cards, including a set for Christmas, offering a profound artistic expression aimed at connecting individuals with their spirituality.
Seeking Truth and Doing Justice: It’s In our DNA… after a quick search as a non-science teacher and finding that DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid which is the molecule that carries genetic information for the development and functioning of an organism, I realised how truly apt the title of our combined Toorak and Ballarat Loreto Staff Retreat Day really was. Our knowledge and understanding of what it means to be seekers of truth and doers of justice is paramount in our life and work as members of the Loreto community. We truly are the DNA that will continue to allow this organisation to continue to be what it is in the future…
(August 15, 2023) Timor-Leste is the ‘Courage to Move’ mission of the Australian Province. Rosalina Belo is the first Timorese professed in the IBVM. A number of sisters over the years have contributed to this mission in Timor and Rosalina’s response to God’s call to become a Mary Ward woman, was influenced by the witness of the lives of these sisters and friends of Loreto.
A visit to the Connection exhibition at THE LUME Melbourne was a beautiful way for the staff of the Loreto Centre to begin our exploration of the Uluru Statement From the Heart. This immersive exhibition begins with a powerful Acknowledgment of Country that washes over you with its sights and the smells of smoke and eucalyptus. Then nearly 650 works from 110 visual and musical artists present the story of this country’s rich and enduring cultural history.
In accordance with the Loreto commitment to working for ecological justice, the Loreto Justice Network has accepted the invitation of the Laudato Si Action Platform to create a Laudato Si’ (LS’) Action Plan. The invitation to create such a plan is one way the LS’ Action Platform encourages organisations, schools and religious groups to further their journey towards total sustainability in the spirit of integral ecology. The Loreto Justice Network (LJN) was proud to launch its LJN Laudato Si’ Action Plan and hopes that it will encourage Loreto communities to continue to reflect on how they answer the call “to live sustainably, discerning what is enough.” (IBVM GC Call 2014; reiterated at IBVM GC 2022).
The Loreto Sisters have great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Sister Mary Wright ibvm as the new Leader of the Province of Australia and South East Asia for a 3-year term commencing 15 November 2023.
Timor Leste, one of Australia’s closest neighbours, has seen centuries of educational neglect. When the Portuguese left in the mid-1970s, the literacy rate was estimated at only 20% of the population…