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monica admirabilis


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 the sculpture.

Monica Admirabilis inspires all of who gaze upon it to be people of hope, strength and beauty.

St Monica's College, Epping, acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which our school is built. For more information, please click here.