Course Description

Sometimes it's difficult to connect our faith experience with our media culture. But, it's really about an awareness of our own values, Gospel values, and what the media messages are communicating in order to help us be critical engagers with the media. This course guides you along the media mindfulness strategy as a way of integrating our faith with our digital experience. 


Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community dedicated to evangelization with the media. She hails from Renton, Washington (near Seattle). At age nine, her Dad took her to see what we now call Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This—and the voracious reading of Hardy Boys books—cemented a love of story in Sr. Hosea. When Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981, she wasn’t allowed to see it so, like any enterprising teenager, she went to see it with some friends without telling her parents. It was during this time that she realized how influential media stories can be and that the “greatest story ever told,” that of Jesus Christ, could also be told using the media. It’s no coincidence that the Holy Spirit led her to the Daughters of St. Paul.Now, Sister Hosea is director of the East Coast office of the Pauline Center for Media Studies and speaks on media literacy and faith to catechists, parents, youth, and young adults at the parish, diocesan, and national levels. She publishes weekly film reviews from a Catholic perspective for the Pauline Center for Media Studies website,, as well as providing one-minute audio film reviews for Immaculate Heart Radio. She also hosts monthly Cinema Divina events in New York City.Sister Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy, aimed at helping parents dialogue with kids about media and to develop a family strategy so that media choices reflect the values of Jesus Christ. Together with Father Chip Hines, Sister Hosea co-hosts Searchlight, a Catholic movie review program on Catholic TV (, which reviews popular film from a Catholic perspective.Sister Hosea holds a Master of Theological Studies degree (MTS) from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and an MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis, as well as a Certificate in Pastoral Communications from the University of Dayton.

Sr Hosea Rupprecht, FSP

Regional Director

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Catechesis and Media

    • Faith Formation Part 1

  • 02

    Media As Gifts of God

    • Media As Gifts of God

    • World Communications Day messages

  • 03

    Purpose of Media Mindfulness and Values Articulation

    • Faith Formation Part 3

  • 04

    Media Mindfulness Methodology

    • Faith Formation Part 4a

    • Faith Formation Part 4b

    • Media Mindfulness Wheel

    • Rey's Call - The Force Awakens

    • Frozen - True Love

    • Madame Secretary - Respect

  • 05

    Faith Formation and the Media

    • Faith Formation Part 5