Loreto Australia New Website

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Copy_of_Loreto_AustraliaThe Loreto Sisters Australian Province have launched their new website aimed at the larger networks of sisters, supporters, colleagues and friends, without whom many Loreto projects would not be possible. The new website is a fresh and modern take on the work of “Loreto Australia” as a whole and represents a progressive and global movement of individuals all committed to working together to bring the gospel to life by promoting dignity, advocating for women and children, challenging unjust systems and educating for the future.

 Outgoing Provincial Leader, Christine Burke ibvm said, “It is wonderful that this website is now up and running. It has been a long journey, with meticulous work being done by all concerned. If it helps people in our wide circle of friends to be in touch with what is happening, but also to tap into something of the spirituality that keeps us alert to God’s presence and challenge in our lives, it will have succeeded in its purpose…”



The spirituality of the Loreto Sisters permeates throughout the entire website with beautiful imagery by Susan Daily ibvm, vivid photos of and stories about sisters, volunteers and colleagues in action, and quotes throughout to bring the stories to life. Galleries and timelines including Mary Ward’s life, the history of Loreto in Australia and The Painted Life all help to paint the picture of Loreto past and present. An online archival search tool provides students, historians, geneologists and anyone with an interest, an insight into the rich historical holdings of Loreto Province Archives in Ballarat.


An emphasis on Mary Ward International, volunteering, partnerships, getting involved and Loreto community encourages individuals to engage with the Loreto Sisters, a key strategy in the continuation of Mary Ward’s work in the future.


Lead by creative and web development agency, Lemonade, the redevelopment comes after a detailed consultation, evaluation and planning process involving over 80 Loreto sisters, staff, colleagues, teachers and past students. The website is an evolving communications tool that addresses the mission of the Loreto Sisters and is linked to a communications plan and performance indicators.


Enjoy our new website and share it with others: www.loreto.org.au