Our new logo
Inspired by stained glass, our logo represents our heritage and our future.
Traditionally stained glass has been used for centuries to educate parishioners on stories drawn from the Bible. Our new logo uses this concept to focus on the cross, a Christian religious symbol of God’s love and a reminder of the closeness of God to human suffering. The cross is a symbol that points to life, death and the resurrection of Jesus. An openly displayed cross shows that Mater is founded and governed as a faith-based ministry of the Catholic Church, offering spirituality, healing, love and hope to those in need.
The cross uses colour to demonstrate Mater’s diversity across our services. Individually, the colours on the cross signify our ministries and together they symbolise our future demonstrating our commitment to collaborating and working together as one united group to improve the health of our community.
Our new brand - carrying our legacy forward
For more than a century, Mater has been an icon of compassion and mercy throughout Queensland and Australia. During that time, Mater has earned its place in the hearts and minds of many people and has become a much loved part of the community.
When the Sisters of Mercy first established a 20-bed private hospital in a former residential home in Brisbane’s North Quay in 1906, it was the start of an exceptional journey. It was this small fee paying hospital which provided the much needed funds to help the Sisters of Mercy realise their vision and help the sick and needy.
They began Mater’s unique brand of healthcare, a brand that the community continue to turn to when they are sick and in need and expect compassionate, high quality, holistic care that meets the needs of the community.
Now Mater is adding another chapter to the brand story, a new symbol of hope in line with the organisation’s new strategic direction which repositions Mater as a group that incorporates health, education and research for a healthy community.
Our new brand continues to honour our Catholic heritage built on the charism of the Sisters of Mercy while positioning Mater as a contemporary and dynamic identity for an exciting future. We will continue their legacy and deliver new services in new ways to ensure we are supporting the health of our community and every individual’s wellbeing for life.