Laudate Dominum was commissioned for the wall of Building 2 on the Davisson
Street Campus in 1999. It was mounted on the wall on Wednesday, 5 April, 2000.
Laudate Dominum (Latin for Praise The Lord) was designed and created by Orchard
Laudate Dominum features a male figure that symbolizes youth. This figure,
with arm outstretched, reaches out to the world with confidence and in praise of
God. In the shadow of the cross and with the world as background, the youth
emerges committed to pray and persevere, core Monican values.
into the steel backing panel is the shape of a tree, a eucalyptus which reminds
us of our Australian setting and the beauty of nature. Many are moved to reflect
upon it as the Tree of Knowledge.
Designed specifically for a senior campus, Laudate Dominum inspires students
on the threshold of entering the adult Australian community to be confident, to
be strong in their faith, to celebrate for all they have been given and for all
they will inherit.
All these are reasons to 'Praise The Lord'.