Loreto College - Coleraine, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
Loreto Crest

Loreto Crest

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Loreto College Crest
The crest is the badge worn by all students in Loreto schools throughout the world. The design includes Latin inscriptions closely linked with four symbols which are as follows (top left/clockwise):

  • The Cross - The emblem of salvation.
  • The Heart of Jesus crowned with the cross - Stress our faith in the salvation won for us by the love and sacrifice of Jesus.
  • The anchor - Christ is our anchor admidst all the storms of life.
  • The pierced Heart - We follow the example of Mary 'Queen of the Angels' whose suffering is represented by the pierced heart.
The crest is surmounted by the Latin

Maria Regina Angelorum
'Mary, Queen of Angels'

This reminds those who wear it of the protective presence of Mary.

At the bottom of the crest are the words which bring us comfort on our journey through life. They read:

Cruci Dum Spiro Fido
'While I breathe I trust in the cross'