This unique retreat experience takes participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on our common human experience and the ability to live empathy. With the practice of cinema divina, lectio divina with film, we enter into the profound longings of humanity for emotional connection, a reason to hope and the beauty of love.  


THEME: Living Empathy 

FILMS TO BE SCREENED (subject to change)

  • Lion (2016)
  • The Innocents (2016)
  • The Sea of Trees (2014)
  • A Man Called Ove (2016)
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Retreat will be held at:
Pauline Center for Media Studies
3908 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Cost for retreat: $125 per person.

Accommodations are not provided. Sunburst Hotel (310-398-7523) and Ramada Inn (310-390-2189) are next door to the Center. You are responsible for making your own reservations and payments.

Additional information, including schedule:

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For more information please contact:


Sr. Nancy Usselmann

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