The LFN (formerly known as LWN) is a voluntary association of feminists in the larger Loretto Community (The Loretto community is composed of Sisters of Loretto and Loretto Co-Members). We are committed to act for the empowerment of women and all people. We agree to work toward transforming institutional, personal, and structural relationships based on domination and subordination, both within the Loretto Community and beyond it.
Learn more about LFN here.
The Loretto Feminist Network, known as LFN for short, was established in 1982 to raise awareness of the issues facing women in the world, in the United States and in…Read More
Join the Coordinators and Consultants of the Loretto Feminist Network for a dialogue presentation for the U.N. Council on Status of Women on Friday, March 18th at 3pm ET. We…Read More
“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #71, tells us, “We rely with hope on the Spirit of life whose power at work in us is able to do more than…Read More
By Becca Krasky, Loretto Volunteer and Jean East, Co-member, an intergenerational conversation In the height of the Me Too movement, many women wrote about their experiences. One was Amber Tamblyn…Read More
In the presentation by LFN at the 2020 Assembly (post Assembly), we celebrated the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote. As we shared, this really meant white women, as…Read More
‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky’* (*Original statement by Mao Zedong and a portion of the title of a book, ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,’…Read More
Since the Denver Center closed, Loretto has held a variety of opportunities for community gatherings. May 18 we gathered at Havern to hear Jean East ask us to realize that…Read More
It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…Read More
Building on the significant history of the Loretto Women’s Network (LWN), we are once again writing a newsletter for the Community and others about the issues facing women in today’s…Read More
By LWN Coordinators Jean East, Anna Koop, Mary Nelson and Karen Wehrman Mary Rhodes was a pioneer who represents the spirit of Loretto, shaping new pathways and extending “the boundaries…Read More