The Crest

While I live I trust in the Cross

The Loretto Crest is the cherished symbol worn by students in Loretto schools throughout the world.

The Latin words at the top of the crest ‘Maria Regina Angelorum’ (Mary Queen of the Angels) identify Mary, the mother of God as the loving mother who protects all those who call out to her and her Son.

The words at the bottom of the crest, again in Latin, ‘Cruci dum spiro fido’ translate as ‘While I live I trust in the Cross’.

There are four symbols within the crest – the Cross, the Anchor, the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
The Cross symbolises our faith in Jesus Christ.
The Anchor is a symbol of hope.
The Hearts of Jesus and Mary symbolize their constant love for us.