MISSION STATEMENT:

To develop and encourage Media Mindfulness

within the context of culture, education,

and faith formation.

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, welcomes you to the online website for the Pauline Center for Media Studies



“For believers and people of good will,
entertainment and information media have the potential to bring
the human family closer together in justice and peace.”
- Our Media World



The Pauline Center for Media Studies (PCMS) is a project of the Daughters of St. Paul. Its focus is to develop and encourage media literacy/media mindfulness within the context of culture, education, and faith formation.

The PCMS, founded by Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, began in Boston in 1995 and moved to Los Angeles in 2006. In 2015, an East Coast office opened in New York, directed by Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP. The PCMS expresses a part of the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul to educate and form the audience to critically discern the messages communicated through traditional mass media and emerging forms of social communication.


“In her official teaching, the Church
has consistently called media, ‘gifts of God.’ ”

- Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP


Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and participate with messages in a variety of forms, from print to video to the Internet. At the heart of media literacy is a strategy that questions media messages. Because we live in a world shaped by media values, messages, and technologies, media literacy is an educational and faith formation imperative for the 21st century.

 


Control is for the moment. Communication lasts a lifetime.”
- Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP


In a faith context, we progress from media literacy to media mindfulness, using critical thinking skills and questioning the media to discern the values and ideologies of media messages and engage them with the values presented by Jesus. Media mindfulness helps kids, teens and grown-ups investigate culture, understand their world and make media choices consistent with their faith.

 

“Media mindfulness skills can empower young people to be wise consumers and producers of media.” ”
- Our Media World

                                 

 

Photo Gallery

  • Film Reviews with a Catholic Slant

    Film Reviews with a Catholic Slant

    Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, and Father Chip Hines review films from a Catholic perspective on CatholicTV. 

  • Film Festivals

    Film Festivals

    Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, leading a film dialogue.

  • Media Literacy Courses

    Media Literacy Courses

    Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, awards Media Literacy Course Certificate to participant.

  • Film Screenings

    Film Screenings

    Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, introducing a film screening.

  • Animating Kids

    Animating Kids

    Sr. Jennifer Hyatt, FSP, encourages kids to think about pop music in a new way. 

  • Teaching Online Safety

    Teaching Online Safety

    Sr. Jennifer Hyatt, FSP, offers tips for online safety to parents and kids.

  • Media Literacy Courses

    Media Literacy Courses

    Sr. Helena Burns speaks to parish group about media literacy.

  • Film Production

    Film Production

    Sr. Helena Burns is the writer and director of the documentary film Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story.

  • Media Literacy Workshop

    Media Literacy Workshop

    Sr. Hosea interacts with parents at a media literacy workshop

  • Media Literacy Workshop

    Media Literacy Workshop

    Sr. Hosea tells catechists about her book, How To Watch Movies with Kids, during a workshop

  • Media Literacy Weekend

    Media Literacy Weekend

    Participants of a media literacy course with Sr. Rose and Sr. Jennifer Tecla

  • Media Literacy Workshop for Catechists

    Media Literacy Workshop for Catechists

    Sr. Rose Pacatte gives catechists something to think about

  • Cinema Divina Retreat

    Cinema Divina Retreat

    Sr. Jennifer Tecla and the participants at a cinema divina retreat based on the film, The Way

  • Media Literacy Workshop for Parents

    Media Literacy Workshop for Parents

    Sr. Hosea gives the parents at her workshop a little quiz

  • Media Mindfulness for Children

    Media Mindfulness for Children

    Sr. Jennifer Tecla loves talking to the kids about pop culture and faith

  • Book Signing

    Book Signing

    Sr. Rose Pacatte gives a talk based on her book, Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way

  • Media Literacy Workshop for Catechists

    Media Literacy Workshop for Catechists

    Sr. Hosea draws from her early media experiences when talking to catechists

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About the Pauline Sisters

  • Who We Are
  • Media Studies
  • Founders

The Daughters of Saint Paul are an international congregation of women religious who are called, consecrated, and sent to evangelize with the media in the spirit of Saint Paul. Over 2,500 Sisters carry out the Pauline mission in 52 nations, under the name Pauline Books and Media in the English-speaking world.

The Sisters' contemplative Eucharistic prayer, combined with their demanding media mission, nurtures a profound spirit of faith and reflection that they bring to their use of media.  

The Pauline Center for Media Studies (PCMS) is a mission project of the Daughters of St. Paul focused on developing and encouraging media literacy/media mindfulness within culture, education, and faith formation. In media mindfulness, we use critical thinking skills to question the media and discern the values of media messages, engaging them with the Gospel. 

The Pauline Center for Media Studies is located in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY. 

As a seminarian, Blessed James Alberione received the inspiration to use the media to evangelize. He founded the Daughters of St. Paul in 1915, with co-foundress Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo. He gave them the mission: “Live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life in its entirety, in the spirit of Saint Paul, under the gaze of the Queen of Apostles.”

In 1932, the Pauline Sisters began their mission in the U.S., and in 1952, in Canada.