The Loretto Women’s Network is a voluntary association of Loretto women and men who are committed to act for the empowerment of women. LWN members work toward transforming institutional, personal and structural relationships based on domination and subordination, both within the Loretto Community and beyond it. Learn about our Justice and Peace work.

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Denver Hosts Leadership/Diversity Workshop

By Sally Maresh CoL / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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…

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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 use the email addresses listed to…

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LWN Presents EnCourage

By Jean East CoL / December 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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Loretto Women’s Network Selects Diverse Group for 2018 Mary Rhodes Awardees

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

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…

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LWN Gratefully Acknowledges Sally Dunne’s Work at U.N.

By Loretto Community / October 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Loretto Women’s Network Coordinators wish to honor Loretto’s representative at the United Nations, Sally Dunne, on Oct. 24, which marks the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945. Click here for more details, along with a video interview of Sally.

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 2

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

The conference room was decorated with many handmade quilts and several posters with information on some Kentucky women. A shortened version of the life stories was made into bookmarks by Sister Sharon Kassing. Joyce Minkler provided pipeline-logo t-shirts which could be purchased and used to promote support for that protest. In the outside hallway, one could also purchase beautiful cards made by Sister Sandra Ardoyno as well as some handmade products created by Barbara Wander to benefit children in Haiti.

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Celebrating Rural Women, Part 1

By Loretto Community / February 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

“Great things happen when people collaborate!” Thus Karen Cassidy proclaimed as she shared her reflection on the Energy Vision Statement at the Motherhouse on February 14. This was an evening sponsored by the Loretto Earth Network as part of the Loretto Women’s Network winter gathering. Maureen McCormack and Nancy Wittwer facilitated and Martha Fly led the opening song, “O Beautiful Gaia” by Carolyn McDade.

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Mary Rhodes Award Winners 2012

By Loretto Community / July 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

On July 20, the Loretto Women’s Network hosted a celebration of the Mary Rhodes Award, which was conferred on three outstanding women who work for justice and act for peace. The event was held at Nerinx Hall’s Haegney Theater as part of the Jubilee Year Assembly. Pictured [left to right]: Colleen Mary Mallon, OP, accepting…

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Four Women of Courage

By Loretto Community / June 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

By Mary Ann Cunningham SL Loretto celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mary Rhodes Awards on May 6 with an amazing panel of women, recipients of the 2011 awards sponsored by the Loretto Women’s Network. Barbara Roche, Nerinx Hall President emceed the event in the Heagney Theater at Nerinx. Patsy Byrne from the St. Louis…

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