Stories that invite us to be cultural mystics

After more than six decades of life, I am still startled by the profound empathy for humanity often revealed in stories told through sight and sound. Cinema, and increasingly episodic stories on television and the Internet, brings the human face of my brother or sister up close and personal so that I experience the joy and pain of all human living and make a difference in the world.The fact is cinema has a sacramental quality, outward signs of inner realities, that Sr. Nancy Usselmann,* a … [Read more...]

‘The Heart of the Story: Storytelling in a Digital Age’

  Here is a link to a presentation I gave at the Communicators for Women Religious (CWR, formerly the NCNWR) conference last week in Long Beach.Click hereHere is the description for the presentation:How shall we tell our stories in the age when traditional and new media converge are creating new languages that in turn create new networks, communities and contested discourse? What are the key elements to craft our stories and to mediate those produced by the … [Read more...]

Brave Knights and Heroic Courage USC Event Nov 12

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC Cordially invites you to a lecture on:   Brave Knights and Heroic Courage  Featured Speaker: Micheal Flaherty Co-Founder of Walden Media Producers of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and Amazing Grace    Respondent: Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP Founding director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies   Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Reception at 4:30pm, Lecture at 5:00pm   USC Davidson Conference Cente … [Read more...]


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