WATCH: Tackling poverty by changing attitudes, systems & lives
Founder of the Loreto Sisters, Mary Ward, was a visionary woman born in England over 400 years ago. She believed that girls should be educated and women empowered. In an era when education was unavailable to girls, Mary Ward offered young women an opportunity to open their minds – encouraging them to seek truth and do justice.
As the development organisation of the Loreto Sisters, Mary Ward International Australia, strives to support innovative and compassionate programs. Together we work to change attitudes and systems to transition people out of poverty.
Mary Ward was not a lone ranger. Her companions walked with her and carried her vision forward – crossing boundaries into the unknown to make a difference – we invite you to be part of her continuing story of courage and change as, together we carry her legacy forward.