This unique retreat experience takes participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on our common human experience. With the practice of cinema divina we enter into the Scriptures and film to hear humanity's cry for justice and encounter the heroism of those who persevere against all odds.  


JULY 27-29, 2018   THEME: A Cry for Justice 

FILMS TO BE SCREENED (subject to change)

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO (2017)
  • Mudbound (2017)
  • The Heart of Nuba (2016)
  • I, Daniel Blake (2016)
  • The Florida Project (2017)

Cost for each retreat: $130 per person (includes all meals and booklet).

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OCTOBER 5-7, 2018   THEME: Against All Odds 

FILMS TO BE SCREENED (subject to change)

  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • Hidden Figures (2016)
  • Bending the Arc (2017)
  • 15:17 to Paris (2018)
  • The Dish (2000)

Cost for each retreat: $130 per person (includes all meals and booklet).

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

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.


WEEKEND SCHEDULE (subject to change)

4:00-5:00 pm Arrivals
5:00  Dinner provided
6:00  Introduction
6:30  Screening / Wine & Cheese reception


7:30am  Mass in Chapel (optional)

8:15    Continental Breakfast

9:00    Screening

12:30  Lunch provided

1:30    Time for reflection, prayer, etc.

2:00    Screening (optional)

5:00    Mass in Chapel (Sunday anticipated)

6:00    Dinner provided

7:30    Screening / Wine & Cheese reception


8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:30    Screening

11:30  Prayer Service

12:00  Lunch provided

Cinema Divina Retreats

These unique retreats take participants on a journey through cinema to reflect together on our common human experience and the gift of relationships. With the practice of cinema divina, lectio divina with film, we enter into the reality of how we communicate with one another and God in view of respectful encounters.





SATURDAY | DECEMBER 7, 2024 | 9am-5pm PT

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

FEE: $70



FRI-SAT | DECEMBER 6-7, 2024 | 5pm PT each day by Zoom

All films are to be watched on your own prior to our Zoom meeting which will be daily at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET. All films are available on streaming platforms such as AppleTV+, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, or Vudu for a small fee or subscription. Free trials on streaming platforms are available.

FEE: $30


THEME:   Sacrificial Love


  • The Holdovers (2023)
  • Irena's Vow (2024)

REGISTER HERE: Advent Retreat

Films may be subject to change.




For more information please contact:

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht: | (310) 890-8226




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