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.

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CSW68 Parallel Event – Action Across Generations for Empowering Girls through Education

By Loretto Community / March 13, 2024 /
A large group of teenagers pose for a photo in a school gym.

Join Loretto at the UN and the Loretto Feminist Network (LFN) for some excellent intergenerational and inter-religious conversation at their CSW parallel event 2:30-4 pm ET on Friday, March 15,…

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Loretto Honors Women of Spirit, Courage and Action

By Loretto Community / December 11, 2023 /
Section of Book Cover reads the title in red "Women of Spirit, Courage and Action"

The Loretto Feminist Network is a voluntary association of feminists in the larger Loretto Community. LFN is committed to act for the empowerment of women and all people. Network members…

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New Loretto books of interest

By Loretto Community / September 22, 2023 /
Image of book cover entitled "Women of Spirit, Courage and Action: A collection of stories that celebrate women across generations who have worked for justice and acted for peace" "Written and collected by the Loretto Feminist Networ"

Women of Spirit, Courage and Action This booklet is a collection of profiles and stories of members of the Loretto Community, along with stories of women across the world who…

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Hold Your Applause: Potential Changes to Roles of Catholic Women and LGBTQ+ People May Just Be Vatican Breadcrumbing

By Loretto Community / July 5, 2023 /

Long-time Loretto friend and Loretto Feminist Network member Mary Hunt published the following opinion piece in Religion Dispatches on June 208, 2023. The Southern Baptist Convention stole headlines from the…

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Co-member Alice Kitchen Receives Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Award

By Jean East CoL / April 5, 2023 /

Congratulations to Alice Kitchen, co-member and a coordinator of the Loretto Feminist Network, who was honored at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and received the Starr Women’s Hall of…

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Feminist Theology of Rosemary Ruether

By Loretto Community / March 1, 2023 /

In November 2022, Dr. Mary Hunt, co-director of WATER, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual and longtime friend of Loretto gave a presentation about the feminist theology of Rosemary Ruether. Rosemary…

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Loretto Feminist Network: Standing Strong With Women

By Loretto Community / March 28, 2022 /

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…

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Working for Justice Across the Generations… What stories can teach us

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2022 /

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…

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Loretto Efforts Create Better Future for Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2021 /
Seven women stand in front a window with a US flag behind them

“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…

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Book Review: Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn…

By Jean East CoL / November 5, 2020 /

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…

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By Jean East CoL / October 30, 2020 /

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…

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Loretto Community Supports Feminism … Women and All Gender Identities

By Jean East CoL / August 24, 2020 /

‘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,’…

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