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Sr. Nancy is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies and a Media Literacy Education Specialist. She has degrees in Communications Arts and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has extensive experience in the creative aspects of social media, print media, radio and video production as well as in marketing, advertising, retail management and administration. 

Sr. Nancy has given numerous media mindfulness workshops, presentations and film retreats around the country to youth, young adults, catechists, seminarians, teachers and media professionals helping to create that dialogue between faith and media. She is a member of NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Educators), SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communicators) and THEOCOM (Theology and Communications in Dialogue) and board member of CIMA (Catholics in Media Associates). She is the author of a theology of popular culture called, A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics from Wipf & Stock Publishing. Sr. Nancy is a theologian, national speaker, blogger and film reviewer. 

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The Shack - A Poetic Retreat

The Shack - A Poetic Retreat

The movie, "The Shack," based on the best-selling novel by William P. Young, provides a cinematic retreat for the audience. In two hours it invites the viewer to go deep, to examine one’s life, relationships, and struggles with faith. As Tim McGraw, who plays Mack’s friend and pastor, Willie, in the film, says, this story “impacts viscerally.” One cannot but be moved by such a profoundly impactful film. The movie draws each viewer into the emotion-laden experience of the characters...
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A Man Called Ove - Life is Worth LIving

A Man Called Ove - Life is Worth LIving

Meet Ove (Rolf Lassgard), a middle-aged curmudgeon who growls at the neighborhood dogs and hisses at the stray cat that hangs out at his door.  He sees himself as the neighborhood’s rule enforcer much to the frustration of said neighbors. But the man behind the delightful Swedish comedic-drama “A Man Called Ove,” hides a deep pain. Cancer took his wife recently and he daily brings flowers to her grave, sitting and talking with her, which includes complaining about his unru...
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