Talking Transformative Love

by Loreto Australia & South East Asia

Talking Transformative Love is a podcast hosted by Loreto Sister, Jwan Kada ibvm. Featuring women and men from all aspects of the Mary Ward family, the series covers everything from faith and formation and the role of vocation and mission in our modern times to going where the need is greatest and the fight against injustice, and of course, our fearless foundress, Mary Ward.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Episode 13 | Felicity Knobel

    Episode 13 | Felicity Knobel

    Felicity is the Assistant Principal of Faith and Identity at Loreto College, Ballarat. Originally from North East Victoria, Felicity spent time living and teaching overseas before making her home in Ballarat with her husband Gerard and two children Jemima and Joseph. Felicity has completed her Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching and a Masters in Education Leadership, further study is on the horizon. Felicity is the beneficiary and appreciative of an education from the FCJ, Brigidine and Mercy sisters who were role models of strong, intelligent and determined women. She uses this inspiration in her role at Loreto College Ballarat with the guidance of Mary Ward and Gonzaga Barry and the many good people that have and continue to form the Loreto charism.

  • Episode 12 | Michelle McCarty

    Episode 12 | Michelle McCarty

    Michelle is the Director of Mission and Student Leadership at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak. She is originally from Ballarat and a proud past pupil of Loreto College. Michelle's qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Student Wellbeing from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Education and Masters of Leadership from ACU. Michelle teaches Australian Politics and Religious Education at Loreto Toorak alongside her school leadership role. She is deeply committed to the Mary Ward network in Australia and globally and to the values and formation at the heart of Loreto education.

  • Episode 11 | Libby Parker

    Episode 11 | Libby Parker

    Libby is the former Director of Faith and Identity at Loreto Normanhurst and has worked in education for over 30 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education and shortly after completed her Master in Theological Studies. Her strong commitment to girls' education has focused on Justice within the Ignatian paradigm and has been evident throughout her career. Libby has extensive experience in teaching roles across various subject areas, most notably Religious Education. She has taken lead roles in programme development, policy writing, professional review and development and has a comprehensive understanding of pedagogy and curriculum design in religious studies.

  • Episode 10 | Roger Morris

    Episode 10 | Roger Morris

    Roger was raised on a wheat farm in the Wimmera region of Victoria. He attended various Catholic schools in the area until he went to boarding school at St Patrick‘s College, Ballarat. After completing Yr. 12 he attended Aquinas College, Ballarat (now ACU- Ballarat) to study for a Bachelor of Education. Having completed his Bachelor he took up his first teaching position at Loreto College (Ballarat) where he taught for 41 years before he retired at the conclusion of the 2022 school year. Roger and his wife Sally now intend to enjoy a good deal of travel internationally and in Australia.

  • Episode 9 | Casey Dodd

    Episode 9 | Casey Dodd

    Casey Dodd was the 2021 College Co-Captain at Loreto Ballarat and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU. With gratitude and passion, Casey shares how her Loreto education has shaped the young woman she is today and hopes to be in the future. She explores how growing up surrounded by love and opportunities has instilled a desire to help others through her studies, work, volunteering and life.