The LFN 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.
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 who is an actress. Her book, Era of Ignition was published in 2019. The book is a personal exploration of sexual bias and feminism in…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 Black women still lived under Jim Crow laws and Indigenous and Latina women were also discriminated against when it came to voting. In our presentation…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,’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn) Loretto Feminist Network The Loretto Feminist Network (LFN), also known as the Loretto Women’s Network, has strong roots in…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 the electromagnetic field of our heart is 60 times greater than our brains, indicating the power of love over fear. It was a full-day workshop…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 you are not already receiving a newsletter on a topic you would like to follow, we encourage you to go to this page to sign…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 society. It will be called EnCourage. We hope to publish three-four times a year and welcome any ideas you might have. The inspiration for this…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 of learning and justice, of human dignity and peace … and efforts on behalf of the poor” (I Am the Way). The Loretto Women’s Network…Read More