Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

Foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

loreto chorus
To East and West of that fair Isle
Where the first Loreto stands,
Loreto's banner now both fly in many distant lands,
In sunny Spain, on Africa's strand and
Under the Southern Cross
And Westward ho, where rainbow hued
Nigeria's waters toss.
Loreto's banner gaily floats
In lands both East and West
Loreto's name each girl reveres
And holds it ever blest.
But first Loreto found a home beneath our Indian skies
Where now o'er plain and mountain peak
The well loved banner flies.
Loreto's standard bearers we
In girlhood springtime gay
O may we e'er be loyal and true
To the school friends of today.
And when our school days ended are
And our varied paths divide O may the ideals of our youth
Still ever be our guide;
High ideals of purity, of duty and of truth
Learnt while we bore Loreto's flag
In the sunny days of youth.