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Mary Ward
Mary Ward

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A statue commemorates the founder of the Loreto Sisters order of the Catholic Church.

The Venerable Mary Ward, I.B.V.M., (23 January 1585 – 30 January 1645) was an English Catholic Religious Sister in whose name the Congregation of Jesus was founded (Bar Convent, York) from which establishment the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Loreto Sisters (not to be confused with the Sisters of Loretto) was founded in Ireland in the C19th.

Mary Ward was declared "Venerable" by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 December 2009; this is the first of three steps on the path to being declared a saint.


Address:1600 Sturt Street, Loreto Chapel, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.557245
Long: 143.824234
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:M. Judge
Monument Manufacturer:Liquid Metal Studios


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Mary Ward

1585 - 1645

Source: MA
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