Monica Admirabilis is the sculpture which is featured on the Administration and
Classroom Building on Dalton Road Campus. It was commissioned in 1997 and was
mounted the following year. It was created by sculptors from Orchard Design.
Monica Admirabilis (Latin for Monica Most Admirable) depicts our College’s
patroness, St Monica as she looks ahead with confidence and determination.
The sculpture has the visage of a young African woman thus representing St
Monica's nationality and her birthplace of modern day Algeria.
The flowing ribbons represent a movement forward as Monicans pray and
persevere to achieve through all their thoughts and actions. The cross is sign
of the College's Christian foundations, its polished silver emphasising the
centrality of our faith in all we do.
The College motto 'Pray and
Persevere' is engraved clearly and proudly and links into the flowing, moving
ribbons of steel. The shield of courage makes a fine, dramatic background for
Monica Admirabilis inspires all of who gaze upon it to be people of hope,
strength and beauty.