This holy disposition promotes a love of self, a love of others and a love of all things: it gives rise to Felicity and promotes inner Freedom; it demands that we act with Sincerity and that we strive for Verity; and it compels us to seek Justice in all its forms. These are the five imperatives of a Loreto education. They guide us and define us.
Felicity: to be people of joy, optimism, hope and laughter.
Freedom: to act out of love not fear; to be inwardly free to refer all things to God.
Sincerity: to be such as we appear and appear such as we are.
Verity: to seek and find the truth about ourselves and our God; to do what we have to do well.
Justice: to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God.
Seeing holiness in the ordinary is profoundly powerful; our hearts open and we are deeply graced. Simple, ordinary moments become special and valued. We thus live a life blessed in gratitude.
This Ignatian disposition of the heart: a grateful heart; a joyful heart; is tangible at Loreto. It is in the air. We stand on holy ground.
In accordance with the Gospel and the Mission Statement for Loreto Schools of Australia, we offer a Catholic education designed to liberate, empower and motivate our students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service.
We want students to experience Loreto as a place of joy, beauty, kindness, goodness, peace, love and laughter; a place of welcome and belonging; a place of giving and sharing; a place of nourishment and challenge; a place where the achievements of all are encouraged and celebrated without envy; a place that enriches, offers broad experiences, develops potential and engenders a passion for learning.
When young women leave this College, we want them to be discerning and to value reflection, silence and beauty. We want this so that they can confidently transcend society’s stereotypes and respond to the demands of their world with courage and authenticity.
The current “Loreto Schools of Australia Mission Statement”, published in 1998 and revised in 2010 can be accessed via the link below. This mission statement is the foundation of the seven Loreto schools in Australia, including Loreto College Coorparoo.