SR. HOSEA RUPPRECHT, FSP Regional Director, East Coast

Travels from Staten Island, NY

Sister Hosea Rupprecht is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community dedicated to evangelization with the media. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and an MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis. 

Sr. Hosea is director of the East Coast office of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, based in Staten Island, NY, and speaks on media literacy and faith to catechists, parents, youth, and young adults. Together with Father Chip Hines, she is the co-host of Searchlight, a Catholic movie review show on Catholic TV. Sr. Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy, released by Pauline Books & Media. 

For the past 15 years, she has facilitated various film dialogues for both children and adults, as well as given presentations on integrating culture, faith and media.

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CMG Booking.

FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES AT SR. HOSEA'S WORKSHOPS:

“Sr. Hosea’s workshop made me realize that media is a powerful thing. We should use it in a positive way. She had great ideas when teaching Media Mindfulness. The movie examples really helped me understand the methodology.” –Shannon, Catechist at St. Paul School, Cranston, RI

“Fantastic talk by Sr. Hosea! The media clips were great and engaging. I have so many ideas to take away and implement with my two daughters.” – Karen, parent, St. Eulalia Parish, Winchester, MA

“She didn’t preach abstinence from all media but rather to embrace it and discuss it with kids.” –Thom, Center Harbor Congregational Church, Center Harbor, NH

“Sister Hosea presented relevant information for today’s parishes with excellent knowledge of her material. Engaging all age groups with media technology does not have to be scary.” –Deacon Fred, St. Bernadette Parish, Severn, MD

“A very dynamic presentation! I liked especially how Sister Hosea led us to detect the values portrayed by media and how to integrate those values in one’s own life.” –Sister Mary Antoinette, St. Rocco Parish, Johnston, RI

“I will quote Sr. Hosea as I try to get the parish finance committee to allocate money for projectors and screens in our parish classrooms.” –Stacey, catechist, Our Lady of the Chesapeake, Pasadena, MD

SR. HOSEA’S TOP FIVE WORKSHOPS/RETREATS:

FAITH FORMATION FOR A DIGITAL AGE (for catechists)

Kids (and adults, too!) know how to use media technologies but sometimes need help making the connection between media and their faith lives. Encourages critical thinking skills in regard to media.

HELPING KIDS MIND THE MEDIA (for parents)

The digital age can present a challenge for Christian parenting today. Offers handy tips for helping kids engage the media through the core concepts of critical media literacy education.

PRAYING WITH THE MEDIA

Let media lead you to prayer and let prayer influence your encounters with media. Presents the prayer methods for Cinema Divina and Praying the News.

ADVENT (OR LENT) AT THE MOVIES

A mini-retreat/prayer experience in which participants reflect on the Scriptures of Advent or Lent through the lens of popular film.

HOW TO WATCH MOVIES WITH KIDS

A workshop based on Sr. Hosea’s book aims at helping parents develop a practical strategy for media use in the family based on faith and values.